Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as people 65 years and older, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. There are two main types of influenza (flu) viruses: types A and B. The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.

The best way to reduce the risk of flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting vaccinated each year. For more information, please visit the CDC's Influenza (Flu) web page.

For additional questions and vaccination information, please contact the UIW Health Services Clinic by phone at (210) 829-6017 or email at

Upcoming Influenza Vaccine Clinics

UIW Health Services, Nursing Cardinal Clinic and UIW Nursing will be hosting vaccine clinics on the Broadway campus providing adult influenza (flu) vaccines and the Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster in the Student Engagement Center. No appointment is necessary for the Student Engagement Center (SEC) vaccine events.

  • Monday, October 10, 2022, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 17, 2022, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 24, 2022, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Flu vaccines are free with insurance and $25 without insurance.

UIW Health Services accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Wellfleet
  • Gilsbar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (with the exception of Anthem)
  • Aetna
  • United Health Care
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Tricare Prime, Tricare Select, Tricare for Life

For more information, contact UIW Health Services at (210) 829-6017 or by email .

If you are unable to make the scheduled vaccine clinic, you may call UIW Health Services and schedule an appointment in the clinic at (210) 829-6017.