2020-2021 Influenza Vaccination

The seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine is now recommended for most people ages 6 months and older.

Joining together to keep our community healthy and safe has perhaps never been as important as it is now. This year, as we grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the flu vaccine plays a key role in our overall public health efforts. To help prevent a dual epidemic and do our best to keep each of you healthy, students on campus for any period of time must receive this year’s influenza vaccination, unless granted an exemption for medical reasons or religious beliefs.

As a part of this revised influenza policy, those students who are not on-campus are strongly encouraged to get a flu vaccine to protect your own health and that of your family. Flu vaccination is required should you return to campus during the flu season (through March 31) for ANY reason.

If you do receive your flu vaccination with any other service the proof and cost will be your responsibility (even if you received your vaccination from an affiliated entity such as WUSM OHS, BJC, Childrens, BJH etc.).

Washington University Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policy