Influenza season is here. This is a reminder to all students to get your seasonal Influenza vaccine to protect yourself and your patients.

Flu shots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge to all UTHealth students. If you are interacting with patients, you are in the priority group for receiving the vaccine and are strongly encouraged to do so.

Even if you have no patient interaction, you are still strongly encouraged to receive the vaccine. Students will receive a sticker to place on your ID badge for proof of vaccine.

Student Health Services will have staff on location Sept. 18 at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, GSBS Foyer, 3rd floor, Mitchell Basic Science Research Building, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Starting Sept. 19, students may come to Student Health Services Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 1:30–4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30–11:30 a.m. to receive the vaccine. No appointment is necessary. The office is located in the UT Professional Building, Suite 1010.

Please remember simple measures you can take to protect yourselves and others from viruses such as Influenza:

  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze with a tissue and then dispose of tissue in a wastebasket.
  • Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, if you don’t have a tissue.
  • Frequently use hand sanitizers or wash your hands, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • If you are sick, please stay at home.

For more information please visit the CDC information page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Health Services at 713.500.5171.