FLU SHOT Information 2023-2024 Free FLU SHOTS for UIUC StudentsBring your University of Illinois ID card at the time of servicePlease wear attire that provides access to your upper armMcKinley Health Center encourages everyone to get their flu shot Walk-In Clinic at McKinley Health Center: M-F | 9 – 3:30pm (Starting September 18, 2023).Flu Clinic Outreach dates and locations can be found at: Flu Clinic Events Calendar | Outreach Map State Employees and RetireesThe seasonal flu shot is also available free to benefit eligible State Employees and Retirees through December 22, 2023.NOTE: McKinley does not carry the recommended flu shot for 65 and older individuals. Please check with your healthcare provider.each employee must present his/her health insurance card from a state-sponsored health plan, and their state ID card.each retiree must present his/her health insurance card from a state-sponsored health plan, and another form of ID. The following individuals are not eligible for a free flu shot:extra helpacademic hourlyvisiting scholarpart-time employees who do not participate in the health plan (coverage by one’s spouse/partner does not count)spouses or partnersvolunteerscontractual employeesemployees who have opted out of the state insurance plan What viruses do vaccines protect against?There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses that research suggests will be most common.For the 2023-2024 Influenza season, McKinley Health Center will offer a four-component vaccine containing protection against the following Influenza A and Influenza B viruses:an A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;a B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus (B/Victoria lineage); anda B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage). McKinley Health Center is using the Fluzone 23-24 and Fluarix 23-24 influenza (flu) vaccines during the 2023-2024 flu season. Both vaccines are quadrivalent. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu page for additional information.