Help yourself stay well this fall and winter. To protect yourself, you need a flu shot every year.
2021-22 Flu Vaccine Mandate
Information about the flu mandate
Effective October 8, 2021, a University of California Presidential Executive Order on a flu vaccine mandate for 2021-2022 requires all students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated against influenza or opt out by November 19, 2021. Flu vaccines are for the current flu seasson (August 1, 2021 or later).
- Frequently asked questions for students about the 2021-22 UC influenza vaccine executive orderPDF
- Executive Order: Flu Vaccine MandatePDF
To comply with the requirements students need to either:
Get a flu shot on campus (see below for flu shot clinic dates)
Get a flu shot elsewhere in the community (pharmacies, flu clinics, Kaiser, etc) and add their immunization information to the Medical Clearances section in eTang.
Decline getting a flu vaccine, by reading and acknowledging the influenza vaccination information web page and submitting a declination at portal.berkeley.edu/people (this function will be live the week of October 18)
Students who do not get a flu vaccine or who have not met the requirement by the due date will be required to wear masks or face coverings at UC locations through the end of the influenza season (usually through April) even if COVID-19 masking requirements are loosened. Additional NPIs (non-pharmaceutical interventions) may apply, depending on local epidemiology.
2021 Flu Shot Clinics
Drop-in clinic, no appointment needed.
Where: MLK Building Pauley Ballroom
Dates: October 26 and 27 (November dates and location will be posted soon)
Times: 9 am-11:30 am and 1 pm-4 pm
Faculty / Staff / Community Members
We are not offering flu shots to faculty, staff or community members at this time as the flu vaccine is widely available in the community and with health care providers. Please reach out to your health care provider or a community flu shot provider.
Flu Shot Costs
Students with SHIP
- FREE for students with SHIP.
For Students without SHIP
$40. Please bring your Cal 1 Card. Open to eligible students only.
You can also get a copy of your receipt by sending a message in eTang to the Cashier to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Flu Shots Outside of UHS
Here are additional flu shot resources outside of UHS:
Check with your provider's health system.
If you have Kaiser Permanente, please visit their website to get information about how to get a flu shot. All Kaiser members can get a free flu shot at most medical centers.
- Kaiser is participating with select retail stores and pharmacies to offer flu shots to members including CVS, Safeway, Rite Aid, Costco, Walgreens and Walmart.
- Check your Kaiser website for participating locations and bring your photo ID and Kaiser membership card.
Sutter Health Walk-In Care Flu Shots are available to anyone over 18 months of age and older at Sutter Walk-In Care, and those 6 months of age and older can get a flu vaccine.
The City of Berkeley Public Health Department also has an Immunization Program that provides flu shots.
Alameda County Public Health also provides flu clinics. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.