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Getting a flu shot at UHS – UT Students Only

Schedule an appointment online to get a flu shot at UHS by going to MY UHS. If you do not see an available appointment time that works for you, call 512-475-8301 to schedule by phone. Flu shots are available at UHS only for UT students.

At this time, faculty and staff should visit a pharmacy that administers the vaccine or contact their healthcare provider.

Does the flu shot cause the flu?

Getting the flu shot will not cause you to get the flu. The vaccine administered by UHS contains an inactivated virus, which means the virus in the vaccine has been killed so you can't get the flu from the shot.

UHS Flu shot costs, insurance, and payment methods

Insurance billed for:

  • Students with health insurance (except for HMO plans, plans underwritten by insurance companies based outside the United States, or government plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare). Must present UT ID and insurance card or provide complete insurance information. If your insurance does not cover the cost of the flu shot at UHS, a $10 charge will be posted to your What I Owe.

$10 charge for: (Cash or check only - no cards. Students may ask UHS to bill "What I Owe.")

  • Students who do not have insurance, or who have HMO plans or insurance plans with companies based outside of the United States or government plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare. NOTE: Although UHS cannot bill Tricare for flu shots, we do bill Tricare for charges incurred at UHS clinic visits.
  • You don't have to pay at the time you get your flu shot. UHS can bill your What I Owe.

Speed up your flu shot check-in!
FIRST - If you haven't already done so, enter your insurance information online before you appointment Click "My UHS"

  1. Log in
  2. Click "Messages" on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click "New Message."
  4. Click "I want to submit my insurance information" and follow the instructions.

SECOND - While you're at MY UHS follow directions to complete your medical history, give your consent to treatment and acknowledge that you've read the UHS Charges Policy and Notice of Privacy Practices.


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