Flu Information for Yale Undergraduates

Receiving a flu shot is mandatory and even more important this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While flu shots do not prevent COVID-19, they offer important personal and public health benefits:
  • Reduces the risk of flu and serious complications if infection does occur. 
  • Because COVID-19 and flu cause similar symptoms, reducing flu in our community preserves healthcare resources. 
  • Prevents you from spreading flu to infants, pregnant women, patients with immunosuppression and those with medical conditions who cannot take the vaccine.
This year, you will be able to receive your flu shot at your residential college testing site. No appointment is needed. The schedule is below.
Dates Time Testing Site Locations
Monday, Sept 21
Tuesday, Sept 22
Thursday, Sept 24
Friday  Sept 25
8 am - 7 pm
Franklin and Murray
Dwight Hall
Silliman & Timothy Dwight
Tuesday, Sept 22
Thursday, Sept 24
8 am - 7 pm
Jonathan Edwards
Monday, Sept 28
Tuesday, Sept 29
Thursday, Oct 1
Friday, Oct 2
8 am - 7 pm
Davenport & Pierson
Morse & Stiles
Branford & Saybrook
Hopper and Berkeley
Prevention is key to the control of flu. In addition to getting your flu shot, other important steps to avoid flu include:
  • washing your hands often with soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • not touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and
  • avoiding close contact with people who are sick with flu. 
If you become sick, please call Yale Health at 203-432-0312 to speak with a provider about your best course of action.
Thank you for doing your part to make keep yourself and our community a flu-free zone.