The University of Texas at Austin - What Starts Here Changes The World
The University of Texas at Austin Division of Student Affairs
Navigation Menu
healthyhorns.utexas.edu

The 2014 Flu Shot clinics have concluded.

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:

  • Faculty and staff with UT Select. Must present UT ID and UT Select cards. No other insurance accepted for faculty/staff.
  • 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.

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

  • Faculty and staff with no insurance or insurance other than BCBS/UT Select.
  • Students with no insurance, HMO plans, 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.

Insured Students Only - Speed up your flu shot clinic check-in!
Enter your insurance information in advance online if you haven't done so for a prior UHS visit. 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.

Information on preventing the flu, flu symptoms, what to do if you're sick, and medical treatment and self-care for the flu.

Special thanks is extended to The Office of the President and UT Select for helping to support the flu shot campaign.