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Update on seasonal flu shot requirement for students

Update on seasonal flu shot requirement for students

A reminder that the Purdue Board of Trustees approved adding the annual influenza vaccination to the requirements for enrolled students as a condition to being on campus as a part of the university’s pandemic response measures and the Protect Purdue initiative. 

Any student who is currently classified as a residential student should receive a flu shot and upload documentation to the Student Health Center portal before Oct. 31. The university will begin the process of placing holds on student accounts after Nov. 1 for those students who have failed to meet the flu shot requirements. A hold on a student account will prevent a student from receiving a spring 2021 class schedule.

Those who are unable to get the vaccine due to a medical condition (physician’s note required) or religious reason will need to complete the Purdue University influenza declination form and upload it to the Student Health Center portal

A schedule of on-campus flu shot events and additional helpful information is available here.  

Note to students who were NOT on campus during Fall 2020: Students who were not on campus during Fall 2020 but will be a residential student in Spring 2021 should plan on receiving a flu shot prior to the start of class on Jan 19, 2021. This includes students who had off-campus assignments such as an internship or co-op during fall 2020, those who had selected the fully online option for fall 2020 but will return to campus in spring, and those who will be new residential student in spring 2021. These students should receive a flu shot from their health care provider or community pharmacy prior to the start of classes and submit documentation through the Student Health Center portal.

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