FLU SHOT Information 2023-2024

 

Free FLU SHOTS for UIUC Students

  • Please call the Immunization and Travel Clinic to set an appoiintment: 217-333-2702
  • Bring your University of Illinois ID card at the time of service
  • Please wear attire that provides access to your upper arm
  • McKinley Health Center encourages everyone to get their flu shot

 

 

 

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); and
  • a 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.