Get the shot, not the flu! The Student Health Center offers free flu shots to all NYU students, regardless of your insurance! Whether you're enrolled in an NYU-sponsored plan or have your own health insurance, all matriculated students in a degree-granting program have access to services at the Student Health Center.

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Why should I get a flu shot?

Anyone can get the flu, and it can be serious. Getting vaccinated can help prevent you from getting the flu, stop you from spreading the flu to others, make your illness milder if you do get sick, and prevent complications like pneumonia.

That’s why it’s important for everyone to get a flu shot every year.

How can I get a flu shot at NYU?

Make an Appointment

If you have an upcoming appointment at the SHC, ask your provider to give you a flu shot, too! You don't need to make a separate appointment for your flu shot.

If all you need is a flu shot, schedule an appointment:  

  • Log in to the SHC Portal
  • Click Schedule an Appointment

You can also get a free or low cost flu shot at most pharmacies, urgent care clinics, or through another healthcare provider. Search for a flu shot location near you on

How should I prepare for my appointment?

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Your upper arm (deltoid muscle) must be easily accessible for us to administer your flu shot.

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I just got my COVID-19 vaccine. Is it ok to get a flu shot now?

There’s no need to wait. You can get your flu shot anytime!

Will a flu shot protect me against COVID-19?

Getting a flu shot won't protect you against COVID-19, but flu vaccination has many important benefits. Flu shots can reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death – and they're an important step to help conserve health care resources. Learn more about the similarities and differences between flu and COVID-19.

Where can I find more information about flu shots and flu season?

Check out the CDC’s FAQs About Flu for the latest guidance on flu shots for the 2022-2023 season!