Annual Flu Vaccination

Getting vaccinated each year is the best way to protect yourself – and others – against seasonal influenza.

Annual flu vaccination is always strongly recommended for college students due to the highly contagious nature of influenza and the close proximity within which students live and study. Flu vaccination is especially important during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic to help prevent individuals from conflating symptoms or experiencing both illnesses simultaneously. 

See information from the CDC for people who are at higher risk of developing flu-related complications.

Fall flu vaccination clinics

Our on-campus flu vaccination clinics have concluded for Fall 2022.

Each fall, Cornell Health partners with Wegmans Pharmacy to provide our annual on-campus flu vaccination clinics. This fall, ten clinics were held at various campus locations between early September and mid-November, providing flu vaccination to thousands of Cornell community members. 

Other vaccination options

If you missed our fall flu vaccination clinics, there are still opportunities to get your flu shot.

At Cornell Health

If you are at Cornell Health for a medical appointment, ask for a flu shot while you're here. You can also call to schedule a flu shot appointment (607-255-5155); however, vaccination appointments are currently very limited due to an increase in medical appointments for flu and other upper respiratory illnesses.

Cost: There is no cost for flu vaccination at Cornell Health. 

Off campus

Other places to get your flu vaccination include:

  • Wegmans Pharmacy in downtown Ithaca
  • CVS Pharmacy at Target
  • Nearby CVS, Kinney Drugs, and Walgreens pharmacies
  • Your local primary care provider (staff and faculty only)

Cost: You will be asked to provide your insurance information when getting vaccinated off campus. Flu vaccination is covered by Cornell's student health plans and employee plans, as well as most other insurance plans. (Don't forget your pharmacy insurance card.)