It’s that time of year again!

Students, faculty and university staff are strongly recommended to get vaccinated against influenza.

Fall semester brings us back to campus, and prepared for many exciting opportunities — takes steps so influenza doesn’t get in the way of your plans — make a plan to get your flu vaccine!

For most people who need only one dose of flu vaccine for the season, September and October are generally good times to be vaccinated against flu. Ideally, everyone should be vaccinated by the end of October.

Get protected against a “ruff” respiratory illness season!

Information updated 9/1/23.

Where to Get Vaccinated on Campus

For Students

USC Village – Flu outreaches on Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 2 PM, beginning Tuesday, September 5.

McCarthy Quad Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays, 11:30 – 2 PM, beginning with a kick-off date on September 20.

  • Sept 20 Kick-off Day SPECIAL! All UPC students (on all plans) are eligible for no-out-of-pocket cost flu shots on this kick-off day! Free snack packs for participating students, while supplies last.
  • HSC students are invited to get their flu shots during the Eric Cohen Open House on Sept. 28 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM in Pappas Quad. Pink’s hot dogs for participating students, while supplies last.

Walk-in vaccination is available at the Engemann (UPC, Immunizations is on the 1st floor) and Eric Cohen (HSC, in HC1) locations of Student Health.

Appointments for flu shots are available for booking in MySHR.

For Faculty and Staff

USC Pharmacy is planning to launch flu shots (walk-in only) starting Monday, September 11. See the list of locations on both campuses.

Visit for a description of pharmacy services that are available on campus.

See the USC Pharmacies immunization appointments currently available for booking.

See special Flu Outreach calendar for your school or program!

Is it free (no “out of pocket” costs)?

Students on SHIP/Aetna

For USC students on the SHIP/Aetna plan there are no out-of-pocket costs, you may receive it at any location Student Health is providing an outreach; you can also receive it during a regular medical visit in clinic.

Students on other plans

If you are an another insurance plan, the cost of the vaccine ($20) is billed to your student account. This is usually a reimbursable cost when submitted to your insurer (check with your plan on their website.)

Faculty and Staff

For USC employees, the USC Health Plans is sponsoring flu vaccinations at no cost for all USC faculty and staff at the USC Pharmacies. Employees and their dependents enrolled in USC PPO, EPO Plus, or EPO plans can visit any contracted Navitus pharmacy and have their flu vaccination fully covered when they present their plan ID card, or they may visit their primary care physician and have the vaccination covered under their medical benefits as preventive care service.

Note for Keck Medicine of USC Employees

Please see your email message from Keck Employee Health regarding instructions for completing the required ReadySet health survey. The flu compliance deadline is Tuesday, October 31. Exemption requests must be submitted by Friday, October 13. Vaccinations are available on-site at Keck Hospital ETC and Keck Employee Health Services in HC1. For questions, please contact Keck Employee Health at (323) 442-8609 or email

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