Final Clinics to Get Vaccinated for Healthy Holidays
The Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at UMass Amherst, in partnership with University Health Services and the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, is continuing to conduct flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the UMass campus community on Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 15.
An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. The PHPC walk-in clinic is offering Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 vaccines on Thursdays and Fridays in the Campus Center, lower-level room 101. The clinics are open to active students as well as UMass faculty and staff and their household members.
The FDA recently approved an updated COVID-19 vaccine formula in September. It is a monovalent formula based on the XBB variant. All individuals over the age of 4 years are recommended to receive one updated 2023-24 COVID-19 vaccine, provided that it has been at least two months since their most recent dose.
Please note: COVID-19 vaccines are no longer provided by the federal government for free, so your insurance will be billed. Reference the University Health Services website to verify if your insurance is accepted to avoid any billing issues. Visit vaccines.gov for information about where additional vaccination clinics are also are available, which include health care providers and pharmacies.
Final Fall Flu/COVID Clinic Schedule:
Thursday, Dec. 7, Noon - 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 14, Noon - 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
All clinics will be held in Campus Center, lower-level room 101