Flu Shots

A Watkins Nurse Practitioner give a flu shot to a KU employee at a flu shot clinic in the Kansas Union

Flu Shots By Appointment

Flu shots are available at Watkins Health Services by appointment. Please schedule as follows:

  • Students - To schedule an appointment, call the Appointment Line at 785-864-9507 or schedule through your patient portal.
  • Faculty/Staff - To schedule an appointment, call the Faculty & Staff Clinic at 785-864-9565.

Ensuring Student Access to Quality Care

Watkins Health Services has partnered with Healthy Blue Kansas to ensure that every student can receive a flu shot. Due to the generous donation from Healthy Blue Kansas, funds are available for free flu shot for students who do not have insurance coverage. Examples can be state Medicaid-type plans, a policy that is not contracted with Watkins Health Services, or uninsured patients. 

Receiving a flu shot during the fall '23 semester from Watkins Health Services or at a WHS sponsored flu clinic makes students eligible to win a $50 gift card to Walmart! Multiple prizes are available with multiple winners being chosen. Winners will be contacted via their KU email. 

Flu Shot Clinic Information

Flu shot clinics have concluded for 2023. You may still schedule a flu shot appointment.


Watkins Health Services conveniently offers flu vaccine clinics for KU students, faculty, staff and affiliates each fall. The cost of the regular dose of quadrivalent influenza (flu) vaccine offered at all clinics is $40. Those 65 years and older wanting the high-dose vaccine (with a higher cost) must schedule an appointment at Watkins.

Please bring your health insurance card with you to the clinic to have your insurance billed. We do not contract with Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Supplement plans.

  • Current KU students may be billed by Watkins or have their insurance billed for this service. Please also bring your KU ID.
  • Current KU Employees enrolled in the State Employee Health Plan (and spouses enrolled in the employee’s plan) have flu shots provided by Watkins Health Services covered in full as a preventive care benefit. 

Save time by completing the necessary forms in advance and bringing them with you to the clinic. You may request a printable version of these forms by emailing our Registration & Records Office at whs-notifications@ku.edu.