Cornell Continues Annual Vaccination Clinics as Flu Season Begins

As flu season approaches, Cornell has decided to continue its annual partnership with Wegman’s Pharmacy to encourage community members to get vaccinated in order to reduce flu rates on campus. 

Cornellians can participate in flu vaccination clinics at Cornell Health on Ho Plaza from now until November 15. Though the clinics are open to all, only students, staff, faculty and retirees can participate for free. View the clinic schedule and sign up for a clinic timeslot here. “We strongly recommend that students get their flu shot every year because of how quickly and easily influenza can spread on a college campus and in shared living environments,” said Dr. Jada Hamilton, Medical Director and Interim Chief of Clinical Operations and Services at Cornell Health. The CDC recommends that the public, especially college students, receive their flu vaccinations before the end of October.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Flu Vaccine Available at Cornell Health

To the editor:

Cornell Health has flu vaccine. The flu shot is free at Cornell Health for Cornell students, staff and faculty. Schedule an appointment online anytime or call us during business hours at 607-255-5155. It’s not too late to get a flu shot, which provides the best protection against the flu. According to the CDC, influenza is widespread across the country now and there likely are “still weeks of flu activity to come.” Now that students have returned to campus from all over the world, we expect flu-like (and other) illnesses to be on the rise.