2023 University of Iowa flu vaccination campaign
Last updated Aug. 31, 2023

University of Iowa employees can get the flu vaccine for free at locations across campus.

Flu vaccinations start Monday, Sept. 11, and run through Friday, Nov. 17. Dates and locations for on-campus flu-vaccine events include:

  • Sept. 11–Oct. 27 weekdays: Pediatric Conference Center, 200 Hawkins Drive – 2JCP, 7:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • To serve alternative locations, the Pediatric Conference Center is not open Sept. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 11 and 19
  • Thursday, Sept. 14: Dental Sciences Building, W220 A and B, 801 Newton Road, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 21: Medical Education Research Facility (MERF), 375 Newton, Road, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: University Capitol Centre (UCC), 2390/UCC Conference Center, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19: BioVentures Center (BVC), Multi-purpose Room, 2500 Crosspark Road, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 30–Nov. 17: University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC), 1097-1 Boyd Tower, 200 Hawkins Drive, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1: Field House, 225 S. Grand Avenue, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Download a PDF version of the vaccination schedule.

Alternative options for getting your flu vaccine

If you can't get the vaccine at the Employee Health Clinic or one of the sites listed above, you have other options. Schedule your vaccine at UI QuickCare, UI Urgent Care, Iowa River Landing, a local pharmacy, or from your primary care provider. If you don't have a primary care provider, request one by calling 800-777-8442 or use the online appointment form.

The flu vaccine is covered under University of Iowa health plans and many other insurance plans.

How to get your flu shot on campus


  1. Sign into your ReadySet account using your HawkID and password and complete our short flu survey. You may also access ReadySet in Employee Self-Service > Benefits & Wellness > liveWELL > ReadySet Workplace Health Record.
  2. Bring your UI photo ID card (the Iowa One card) to the vaccination location. A UI Health Care photo ID badge is also acceptable.
  3. Get your flu vaccination.

ReadySet QR code:

Flu QR code 2022


UI faculty and staff in 50% or greater regular positions are eligible for a free vaccine. All UI Health Care employees and volunteers—regardless of percentage time worked—are eligible and encouraged to obtain their free flu vaccine.

If you don't qualify for the free flu vaccine through our employee health program, we encourage you to ask for it from your health care provider or area pharmacies. The cost may be covered by insurance.

Your ReadySet account is a way to process important information while protecting your privacy. Once you have set up an account and finished the flu survey, you're ready to get vaccinated.

UI Health Care employees must receive the influenza vaccine (or decline it) in order to comply with the mandatory flu campaign. Visit The Loop to learn more about the campaign.

The CDC recommends an annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. In addition to receiving a flu vaccine, the CDC recommends these preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, limit contact with others.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in the trash after.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Visit this CDC webpage for guidance on symptoms, including influenza, the common cold, and COVID-19.

Student Health will host free flu vaccines available for students. Check with Student Health for additional information.

As of 9.21.23

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently authorized an updated COVID-19 booster to target the XBB.1.5 omicron subvariant.

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, this updated booster will be available to UI employees and UI Health Care volunteers through the University Employee Health Clinic in partnership with the annual employee flu vaccination campaign.

Learn more about receiving a COVID-19 booster.

Other information

All flu vaccines administered through University Employee Health are latex- and preservative-free.

Employees who are eligible and want to receive the high-dose vaccine recommended for ages 65+ will be able to do so at all clinic sites and at the University Employee Health Clinic.

Please contact University Employee Health Clinic at employee-health@uiowa.edu with questions or concerns.

The CDC recommends an annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older.