Influenza (Flu) & Other Immunizations

In the event of an emergency, on-campus students should call campus security at (203) 507-5204.

Off-campus students should go to their local emergency room or call 9-1-1.

The following vaccines are strongly recommend. Talk to your health care provider about your individual health needs to ensure you are up to date.

Annual Influenza Vaccine

Washing your hands and getting the flu vaccine are the two best ways to prevent getting sick with the flu. To help our campus community stay healthy, flu clinics are held on campus in the fall. The flu vaccine is covered by most insurance plans.

Learn about the flu vaccine

Additional Flu Vaccination Information

Flu season arrives annually in mid-Fall and is at its worst the last week of December and first week of January.  The 2022 flu season is expected to be significantly worse than recent years and to start a little earlier than usual.
With both COVID-19 and Flu circulating, it's important to know how they are similar and how they are different. The CDC has an excellent page that reviews Similarities and Differences Between COVID-19 and Flu.
Flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines are available on campus and in the community and are strongly recommended.  It takes 2 weeks for your body to respond to a vaccine, so it's important to plan accordingly.  Experts recommend that everyone ages 6 months and up* get a flu vaccine before the end of October.  *not including individuals with a medical contraindication to immunization.

Other Recommended Immunizations

Tetanus Booster Td or Tdap

Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine

Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • If you choose not to be immunized against Hepatitis B you must print the Hepatitis B Waiver and submit it with your student health forms packet.


Please visit the Health Clinic if you have any questions about these or other immunizations or your immunization status.