Free flu shots returning to all Purdue campuses for 2019

Who needs the flu vaccine? The answer is YOU.

Once again, benefits-eligible faculty and staff – as well as dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan -- will have on-campus access to their free flu vaccines for 2019 on all three Purdue campuses.

Via a multi-facility collaboration – the Center for Healthy Living, Purdue Pharmacy and the Nursing Center for Family Health -- all on Purdue’s West Lafayette Campus -- will be providing flu shots; additionally on-campus flu shot events will be held throughout campus beginning Oct. 9.

Flu shot events begin for Purdue Northwest (Hammond and Westville campuses) on Oct. 9 and Purdue Fort Wayne starts their flu shot events on Oct. 10.

“One of our biggest successes to date in engaging faculty and staff in their health and wellness has been our flu shot campaign,” said Candace Shaffer, director of benefits in human resources. “Each year we see more and more members of our Purdue community embracing the flu shot events and locations where flu shots are available. Having free flu vaccines available and convenient for our Purdue family at multiple locations as well as at several flu shot events around the West Lafayette campus as well as the regional campuses helps us help our co-workers protect themselves and the people around them from the flu. Another neat thing about the flu shot campaigns is that they played a role in the university being recognized as a 5 Star AchieveWELL company for 2019 by the Wellness Council of Indiana.”

Flu shot locations

Purdue University 2019 Flu Shot Locations
CHL ANY 7.a.m.-6:30.p.m. Yes Yes Yes
Nursing Center for Family Health

By Appointment ONLY
Call 765-496-0308

Yes Yes Not Recommended
Purdue Pharmacy ANY 8:30.a.m.-5:30.p.m. Yes Yes Not Recommended
Flu Shot Events
October 9 - 25 Varies Yes Yes Not Recommended
Ideas Festival September 23
Loeb Playhouse
Noon-2 p.m. Yes Yes Not Recommended

Flu shots will be available at the following West Lafayette campus locations.

*The Center for Healthy Living and the Nursing Center for Family Health will be administering the Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine which is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses and is approved for anyone ages 6 months and older. Additionally, the Flublok Quadrivalent vaccine – which is egg free and is approved for use in people 18 years and older – will be available at both locations. The Purdue Pharmacy will be administering the Afluria Quadrivalent (pre-filled syringe) vaccine, which is preservative free and latex free.

On-campus flu shot events

The West Lafayette campus is offering flu shot events for faculty and staff (and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan) and retirees. Visit the Center for Healthy Living’s “Who Needs a Flu Vaccine?” web page for schedules specific to each audience. Note: Pediatric patients can receive their flu shots at the Center for Healthy Living. Pediatric flu shot details also can be found via the link above.

The “Faculty and Staff 2019 Seasonal Flu Shot Events” web page outlines on-campus flu shot events for all three campuses, serving benefits-eligible faculty and staff (and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan).

Additional options

  • Retail pharmacies: Most pharmacies can administer flu shots. Check with your pharmacy for availability.
  • Health Care Provider: In most cases, your primary care provider can administer flu shots.

Remember, regardless of where you receive your flu shot, all Purdue medical plans cover the seasonal flu vaccine at 100 percent for employees and covered dependents.


Call Human Resources at 765-494-2222 or email

  • Questions specific to regional campus flu shot events should be directed to the Human Resources office of the respective campus.
  • Fort Wayne campus: Email: or call 260-481-6840
  • PNW Westville and Hammond campuses: Email: or call 219-989-2251