Vaccination is an important personal and public health tool to prevent serious disease and even some cancers. It’s not only for kids—many University students need either an initial (primary) series of certain vaccines and/or boosters.

The SHC is dedicated to helping you get the best protection by having vaccines available in most medical units for easy access. You can schedule an appointment for vaccines or receive most vaccines during another routine healthcare appointment.

» Want to know what vaccines you need? Check out the CDC vaccine recommendations.

Vaccines available at SHC

  • Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and combination A & B
  • Flu Shots/Influenza (quadrivalent, egg-free, and intranasal)
  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningitis ACWY and B
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) and Td
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Zoster (shingles) for age 50 and older
  • Others depending on indication

Flu Shots

NYU offers free flu shots to all NYU students. Make an appointment to get your annual shot or ask your provider to give you a flu shot during your next appiontment.

COVID-19 Vaccine

All information about COVID-19 vaccine distribution and requirements is available on the NYU COVID Info hub.

Mpox Vaccine

At this time, the SHC does not have access to the mpox vaccine. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can get vaccinated through the NYC Department of Health if you were recently exposed to mpox. Getting vaccinated after a recent exposure may reduce the chance of you getting mpox, and it can reduce symptoms if you do get it.

Travel Vaccines

Travel vaccines are given as part of a comprehensive Travel Medicine visit to help you be as healthy as possible throughout your travels. You should schedule travel appointments at least 4-6 weeks before travel in most circumstances.

How to Get Vaccines at SHC

  • Nursing visits: You can book just a vaccine visit with a nurse if that’s all you need.
  • Primary Care or GYN Health visits: Even if you are coming in for something else, you can get a vaccine or two as needed at the same visit.
  • Allergy, Immunology and Travel visits: These may be visits more focused on multiple vaccines or for specialized vaccines as part of a travel visit. Appointments vary depending on what is needed.

Insurance Coverage

  • NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance covers all vaccines at no cost to you.
  • If you have alternate health insurance, you might still be able to receive vaccines at the SHC. Check with your insurance carrier first to make sure you understand any costs associated with the vaccines, co-insurance, or deductibles.