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Flu vaccination

On top of COVID-19, flu season poses even more risks this year. Help prevent the spread of illness and protect yourself by getting a flu shot.

This year, all IU students and employees whose work or classes require them to be on campus regularly will be required to get an annual flu vaccine.

What you need to do

As an IU employee or student, you'll need to do one of the following:

Flu vaccine clinics at IU

Flu vaccine clinics have been offered at every IU campus this fall for current IU employees and enrolled students. 

Some campuses are still offering opportunities to receive a flu shot.

Reporting your vaccination at a non-IU clinic

If you choose to receive a flu vaccine somewhere other than an IU flu clinic or campus health center, you will need to fill out the Flu Vaccine Reporting Form to let IU know you have received a vaccination.

Deadlines for receiving a vaccination

Deadlines for getting a flu vaccine vary depending on when you'll be on campus and whether you're a student or an employee.

Dec. 1, 2020

  • Students who are studying or working on campus after Nov. 20
  • Employees whose work requires them to be regularly present on campus between Dec. 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021
  • Employees of vendors and contractors whose work requires them to be regularly present on campus between Dec. 1, 2020, and March 1, 2021, and whose work regularly places them in close proximity with the general campus population (Note: This interim policy does not apply to commercial delivery services whose presence on campuses is considered a short duration to deliver materials, food, or mail.)

January 15, 2021

  • Students who are not studying or working on campus after Nov. 20

Requesting an exemption

Exemptions from getting a flu vaccination will be given for a limited number of reasons:

  • You are unable to get a flu vaccine for a medical reason.
  • You have a religious or equally fervent ethical objection.
  • You will not be physically present on an IU campus between Dec. 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021.

Request an exemption by filling out this form.