Flu vaccine clinics on campus for students

To: UCSC Students

From: Drew Malloy, MD, Medical Director, UCSC Student Health Center

Seasonal flu vaccines will once again be offered to students at the Student Health Center located across from the University Center and Colleges 9 & 10 on McLaughlin Drive.  The flu vaccine will significantly reduce your chances of being bedridden with influenza and missing class for a week. It lessens the chance that you will get your friends, coworkers and family sick when you return home during winter break.  The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for persons with asthma, diabetes and any disorder that weakens your immune system.  The flu vaccine is safe and effective.

Flu vaccines will be offered by reservation only at the Student Health Center on the following days and times:

Tuesday         10/25/16              10:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday     10/26/16              10:00am-4:30pm
Thursday        10/27/16             10:00am-4:30pm

In order to reduce waiting time, appointments are strongly encouraged and can only be made online on the Health e-Messenger website:


There is limited space, so please reserve early.  You will need your student ID card at the time of your appointment.

The influenza vaccine costs $25.00.  UC SHIP student insurance covers 100% of the charge for the influenza vaccine.  If you have outside insurance, you can submit your statement to your health insurance company. The $25 charge will go directly to your University account and a bill electronically mailed to you.  Not all companies cover these vaccines.  Please check your plan.

If the above dates are inconvenient, please contact the Student Health Center, your personal medical provider or research other off campus locations for flu vaccines via the following websites:



Please note that the cost of flu vaccines at off campus locations may vary from the Student Health Center cost.

For more information, please contact the Student Health Center at healthcenter@ucsc.edu, healthcenter.ucsc.edu/