Seasonal flu shots will be available at no charge to state benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees, and State of Illinois employees, beginning Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at various locations on campus. See Urbana Flu Shot Clinic for details.
To receive the seasonal flu vaccination at no charge:
- U of I Employees must present their health insurance card from their state-sponsored health plan and verification of University employment (I-Card).
- Retirees and survivors must present their state-sponsored health insurance card and one other form of identification (a State ID or Driver’s License).
State benefit-eligible employees may go to most Walgreens, Walmart, or CVS locations, as well as local hospital and clinic flu shot events in the campus area, and receive a free flu shot with your state-sponsored health plan insurance card. Call or ask first to ensure your insurance is accepted at these locations.
Employees who have opted out of health insurance coverage through the state are NOT eligible for the free seasonal flu shots through this program. Additionally, the following individuals are NOT eligible for the free seasonal flu shots through this program: dependents, spouses, contractual workers, volunteers, consultants, extra help, academic hourly, visiting scholars, and part-time employees who are not enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan.