September 18, 2020

Free flu shots available, required for all currently enrolled students

Wayne State University requires that all enrolled students who intend to be on campus for any day during the fall and/or winter semesters receive a flu shot by Oct. 15, 2020.

There are two exceptions to the mandate: 

  1. Individuals may provide written documentation from their primary care provider stating that they have medical reasons for not receiving the vaccine.
  2. Individuals may provide written documentation of a religious objection.

Please see the Flu Shot Mandate Q&A for frequently asked questions.

How and where can students get the flu shot on campus?

Students can receive their flu shot from the Campus Health Center (CHC) at no out-of-pocket cost. If their insurance does not cover the flu shot or if they are uninsured, they will not receive a bill.

There are two ways to get vaccinated by the CHC on campus:

  1. Book an appointment online at one of the CHC’s outreach clinics across campus.
  2. Call the CHC at 313-577-5041 to book an appointment at its Anthony Wayne Drive location.

Students can also get their flu shot at any convenient location, including their primary care provider or most pharmacies.

How do students upload flu shot documentation to the university?

Health professional students (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) should notify their department. Each health professional school/college will have a documented process for uploading and verifying that students have had the flu shot.

All other students will notify the Campus Health Center. To upload documents to the CHC Patient Portal, go to and click on the link at the bottom left of the page entitled, Patient Portal, under the Useful Links section. Students must create a username and password the first time they use the system. Once in the portal, go to the Messages or Ask a Question section and submit a note with an uploaded/attached file.

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