This year, getting your flu shot is even more important as we continue the fight against COVID-19. It may take two weeks after your shot to develop the protective antibodies, so don’t delay and get your shot today!
Flu vaccines won’t prevent COVID-19, but they will avoid confusion between the two, reduce the burden of flu illnesses and hospitalizations on the health care system, and conserve resources for the care of people with COVID-19.
Please take advantage of the many opportunities to get your flu shot. They are already available at local pharmacies and through primary care providers. Please visit the State of New Jersey's flu webpage to find a vaccine provider near you. Additionally, Rutgers will offer free flu vaccines to faculty, staff, and students with a valid Rutgers ID. Information on vaccine clinic dates and locations can be found at the following Health offices:
For Employees, Occupational Health Offices by Location:
- Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway/Newark/Camden Faculty and Staff:
- Flu vaccine Information is available on the Occupational Health webpage
- RBHS New Brunswick/Piscataway Faculty and Staff:
- RWJMS employee Flu Vaccine Information and appointment scheduling is available at: https://rwjms.rutgers.edu/flu-vaccine
- For all others, EOHSI Flu Vaccine Information and Clinic schedule is available at: https://eohsi.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/Flu-Shots-announcement-2021.pdf
- RBHS Newark Faculty and Staff:
- NJMS Occupational Medical Service flu vaccine information is available by contacting: 973-972-2900.
Student Health offices by location:
- Rutgers–New Brunswick
- Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Call 856-225-6005
- Visit the Campus Center, second floor
We must continue to work together to keep our community safe and healthy. Please remember, don’t come to work or class in person if you are sick, wear a mask, watch your distance, wash your hands, and get your flu shot.
Wishing you good health.
Vicente Gracias, MD
Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, RBHS
Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University
Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Rutgers University