Students: How to get a flu vaccine

February 07, 2020

It's still flu season, but it's not too late to get a flu vaccine! Students have three options for receiving a flu vaccine. 

1. Attend a flu vaccination clinic on February 12th and 13th.

Flu vaccine clinics are at the Student Health Center Mural Room on Wednesday, February 12th and Thursday, February 13th from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. You can:

  1. Schedule an appointment for February 12-13 during the flu clinic hours above. This is the fastest option! To schedule, go to Health e-Messenger and choose “Appointments.” Choose the date you want. Show up on time for your appointment and we’ll take care of the rest. 
  2. Walk in during February 12-13 during the flu clinic hours listed above. You may have to 10-20 minutes depending on the number of people ahead of you.

2. Get your flu vaccine on another date.

You can:

  1. Schedule a visit for any available Wednesday by going to Health e-Messenger and choosing “Appointments.” Choose "Flu and HPV clinic Every Wednesday starting 1/8/20" then choose an available time. You can also call us to see if there are other appointment times available (831-459-2500).
  2. Walk in on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8:30am-10:30am, or Tuesday from 9:30am-10:30am. We will do our best to accomodate you, but there may be a wait depending how busy the Student Health Center is.

3. Go to an off-campus pharmacy.

  • Where to go: Pharmacies such as Safeway, Walgreens, RiteAid, etc.
    • UC SHIP students: You can go to any pharmacy that takes Optum pharmacy benefits, such as Safeway, Walgreens, and Riteaid. We don't currently recommend CVS.
  • What to bring: Use your insurance app or your insurance card.
  • What it costs: UC SHIP covers these vaccinations 100%. If you don't have UC SHIP, call your insurance provider before you go to ask about costs.
  • What to do afterward: Let us know that you got vaccinated. To do this, you must upload the immunization record to Health e-Messenger. Log into Health e-Messenger with your gold password. From the left menu, select Immunization/TB Upload and upload your record there.

Get a PDF of the "Get Vaccines at These Off-Campus Pharmacies" infographic


How staff and faculty can get a flu vaccine