Do I need to get a flu shot?
The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each year. Flu shots have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and missed work and school due to sickness, as well as reduce the risk of flu-related death in children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions
Flu shots are now available at the Health Network for students by appointment only.
Call (970) 491-7121 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are not allowed at this time.
The flu shot is a covered benefit, meaning there is no additional out-of-pocket cost, under most health insurance plans including the CSU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. Contact your insurance company in advance if you have questions about cost.
Faculty and Staff
- CSU Human Resources is happy to announce FREE on-campus flu shot clinics for employees and their dependents enrolled in a CSU or State of Colorado medical plan. You must make an appointment at the links below as walk-in services will not be available. Because of the high demand this year, it is recommended that you register for the event at least two weeks in advance to ensure enough vaccination supply.
- Additionally, any employee covered under a CSU Anthem plan or a state UHC or Kaiser plan can get a flu shot at no cost as long as it is administered at an in-network pharmacy or health care provider. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to determine in-network locations.
- Those with Medicaid coverage, who are uninsured, or who have health insurance that does not cover the flu shot can visit the Larimer County Health Department to receive a flu shot. Call (970) 498-6700 to make an appointment.