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Free flu vaccinations

Flu vaccinations provide effective protection from the adverse effects of the flu and can help prevent illness that impacts on your study and work commitments.

Annual flu vaccinations at UniSC

UniSC offers a limited number of flu vaccinations for UniSC students and staff each year, typically beginning in April.

Extended family members are not eligible to receive vaccinations.

Dates and times 

The 2023 UniSC flu vaccination program has now concluded.

Flu facts
  • The influenza (flu) vaccine does not protect against COVID-19
  • Annual vaccination is a safe and effective way to reduce your risk of getting flu.
  • You cannot get flu from the vaccine—it does not contain any live viruses. If you get sick after you receive a flu injection it is likely you had already been exposed to the virus before the vaccination.
  • Everyone who comes into contact with the flu virus is at risk of getting sick regardless of their level of health and fitness.
  • Natural immunity is no guarantee of protection. The flu virus changes constantly and there is no guarantee that your body will have built up immunity to the coming strains of flu.
  • Vitamins are not guaranteed to protect you against the flu. There is no conclusive evidence that Vitamin C or Echinacea will reduce the risk of getting flu.
  • Antibiotics do not work against viruses like influenza.
More information

Further information on the Influenza virus is available at the following websites:

Contact Student Wellbeing for more information.