Influenza Immunization Program

Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu shot is your best protection against the flu bug.

Professor Ono preparing to receive his flu shot from Faculty of Medicine student Cheryl Gascoyne.

Professor Ono rolled up his sleeve to get his flu shot from Faculty of Medicine student Cheryl Gascoyne.

UBC’s annual flu campaign

UBC hosts an annual flu immunization campaign for all students, faculty, and staff. The 2017 campaign will run from October 31st through November 9th.  Please book the date you can attend in your calendars. The clinics will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The Nest 

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7

Life Sciences Centre

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

  •  Thursday, Nov. 2
  • Thursday, Nov. 9

More ways to boost your wellbeing at UBC

The flu shot is one way you can take care of yourself and promote a happy and healthy campus community. For more events and programs on campus, visit Thrive at UBC.

No matter how healthy you are, anyone can get the flu

The flu is a serious disease that spreads easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or having face-to-face contact. The flu spreads especially rapid on university campuses because we work, study and socialize so closely. Help promote a happy and healthy campus community by getting the flu shot.

The vaccine is safe, and it works

Getting the vaccine is still the best way to avoid catching the flu and prevent passing it on. The vaccine is safe; it contains killed influenza viruses that cannot cause the flu. Even if the vaccine doesn’t match the strain of flu going around, it provides some protection.

More resources about influenza, the vaccine, and other flu facts.

Are you a Health Sciences student?

Student Health puts on clinics just for you! Going through Student Health to get your flu shot will ensure your vaccination is officially on your academic record. For more information, visit UBC Student Health Services.