Protect yourself and others by getting a flu shot
From: Hokie Wellness
Fall is the time when respiratory illnesses, like flu, begin to spread. To protect yourself and others against the spread of the flu, Virginia Tech encourages all members of our community to get a flu shot.
Hokie Wellness will offer flu shot clinics this fall. All employees, undergraduates, and graduate students are able to attend the clinics. Family members and dependents covered under an employee’s Virginia Tech health plan may also attend the clinics. Employees may get their flu shot during work hours; please work with your supervisor with regard to scheduling questions.
Flu shot clinics begin Oct. 3 and run through Oct. 31. Injectable flu shots will be available. Registration is required for each person who will attend a clinic. The registration link contains location information and a consent form that will need to be completed before receiving the flu shot.
- Clinics start Oct. 3 and run through Oct. 31.
- Clinic times are 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. See the schedule for the Blacksburg and Roanoke campus below. Information about Washington, D.C., metro area clinics will be shared with those employees and students directly.
- All attendees will need to register for clinics.
- A drive-through clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., outside the North End Center in the driveway. Registration is required for the drive-through clinic too.
NOTE: A student flu clinic will be hosted by Schiffert Health Center on Oct. 5 in the Rec Sports Fieldhouse, 510 Beamer Way, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Clinic dates and times
- Steger Hall - Foyer of conference center, all clinics 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Dates: Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 31
- North End Center, all clinics 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Oct. 11 - Room 2440
- Oct. 13, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Oct. 27 - Room 2410
- HS&T campus VTCSOM - Oct. 12 - classroom M106, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
NOTE: Information about Washington D.C. metro area clinics will be shared with those employees and students directly.
- Salaried, benefitted faculty and staff who are covered by state health insurance plans must show their insurance card to receive a free flu shot.
- Non-student wage employees may receive free flu shots at the clinics by showing their Hokie Passport.
- Family members and dependents covered under an employee’s health plan are able to receive flu shots. All family members and dependents need to be registered to attend.
- Undergraduate and graduate students must also show an insurance card to receive a free flu shot.
Other ways to get a flu shot
If you are unable to make it to a Hokie Wellness clinic, flu shots are also available at most local pharmacies and through health care providers.
State health plan members may get a free flu vaccine at pharmacies participating in their health plan’s network.
- COVA Care, COVA HDHP, and COVA HealthAware members also may receive flu shots at no cost from network physicians’ offices and other participating providers.
- Kaiser Permanente HMO members must go to a participating Kaiser medical center.
Contact your health plan provider if you have questions about your benefits or for information on receiving flu vaccines from non-network providers or pharmacies. If you plan to get your flu vaccine at a pharmacy, be sure to call ahead to confirm the pharmacy is participating in the program and that shots are available. An appointment may be required.
- About Hokie Wellness clinics, contact Hokie Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-8878.
- About flu shots and your medical plan, contact your plan provider.
- From students, contact Schiffert Health Center at email@example.com or 540-231-6444.
- Visit Virginia Tech’s Public Health Information site for information about common communicable illnesses such as the flu.
Note about COVID vaccines and boosters: COVID clinics will be held once the most recent bivalent vaccine booster, which includes both the original virus strain and the more recent Omicron strain, is more widely available. As of Aug. 31, the FDA no longer recommends the original monovalent vaccine be used as a booster for individuals ages 12 and older.