Where & When (to get vaccinated)
Gannett recommends campus-wide vaccination in order to maximize the benefit of protection from illness. It's never too soon (or too late) to consider getting your flu vaccine, as viruses continue to circulate and cause illness even in warmer weather.
Flu vaccination on campus
The 2013-14 flu vaccine (both shots and mist) is now available at flu clinics located throughout campus (see schedule posted below). If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled clinics, limited appointments for flu vaccination are available at Gannett. Call during business hours to schedule: 255-5155.
Note: You also may request to be vaccinated during a time you are at Gannett for another medical appointment.
This year's vaccine is reported to protect against an influenza A (H3N2 virus), an influenza B virus, and the 2009 H1N1 virus. While the H1N1 virus used to make the 2013-2014 flu vaccine is the same virus that has been included in the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 vaccines, the recommended H3N2 and B vaccine viruses are new. Getting vaccinated each year provides the best protection against influenza throughout flu season.
THIS SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE OFTEN. Be sure to check here for any updates prior to attending a clinic.
2013-14 Flu Clinic Schedule
|Monday, December 2
||10 am – noon
||Geneva Benefair, Jordan Hall (staff room)
|Wednesday, December 4
||11 am – 2 pm
||Campus Store, lower level
|Thursday, December 5
||5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
||Robert Purcell Community Center, Wendy Purcell Lounge
|Friday, December 6
||5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
||Becker House, Common Room
- FREE to Cornell students, staff, faculty, and retirees. Student spouses and domestic partners on SHIP are also eligible. (Bring your Cornell ID.)
- $30 for student spouses and domestic partners not on SHIP. Spouses and domestic partners of staff and faculty should seek this vaccine from their primary care providers.
Please note: Gannett does not offer flu vaccine to children. For child vaccination, we recommend contacting your child's pediatrician.
Flu vaccination off-campus
The 2013-14 season vaccine is available from local private health care providers and at some county clinics. If you are seeking other flu vaccine resources, please contact the Tompkins County Health Department or consult your primary care provider.
You can still get vaccinated against flu viruses. Gannett offers nasal-spray vaccine to those eligible.