September 1, 2021

Flu shots available to Purdue community via designated locations, flu shot events

Employees and students on the West Lafayette campus have access to free flu vaccines again this year via designated locations and flu shot events. Regardless of location, individuals coming for a flu shot should bring their Purdue University ID (PUID) card or their Anthem medical plan ID card.

“We are excited to again be able to offer opportunities for members of the Purdue community to get their flu shots,” says Candace Shaffer, senior director of benefits in Human Resources. "Our flu shot offerings come via a Purdue community effort to ensure our faculty, staff and their loved ones can get their flu shots easily and conveniently.

"We have two designated locations on the West Lafayette campus where individuals can go on their own schedule as well as numerous flu shot events at the Co-Rec that provide even more flexibility to our population. Regional campuses also have flu shot events set up to serve their populations. We hope the increased availability to receive the flu vaccine will increase the number of individuals who get their flu shots this year, thus providing our Boilermaker family protection against the virus.”

Designated flu shot locations
No appointment required. Purdue University ID (PUID) or Anthem medical plan ID card required.  

  • Center for Healthy Living (CHL), 1400 W. State St., Building B, Suite C – Serving faculty, staff, covered adult dependents and minors (pediatric flu vaccines will only be available at CHL). Walk-ins welcome during operating hours beginning Oct. 1.
    • CHL 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that anyone over the age of 6 months get the influenza vaccine.
    • Additionally, the Flucelvax Quadrivalent pre-filled syringe -- preservative-free, egg-free, latex-free product -- will be available.
  • Purdue University Pharmacy (PUP), 575 Stadium Mall Drive — Serving faculty, staff and students. Walk-ins welcome between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    • Purdue Pharmacy is administering the Flucelvax quadrivalent pre-filled syringe this year. It is a preservative-free, egg-free, latex-free product. 

Drive-through flu shots
No appointment required. Purdue University ID (PUID) or Anthem medical plan ID card required.

CHL will offer drive-through flu shots in the parking lot of the center Wednesdays and Thursdays through September on the dates and times below. These events are open to faculty, staff and covered adult dependents.

  • Wednesdays from 7 to 9 a.m.
    • Sept. 8
    • Sept. 15
    • Sept. 22
    • Sept. 29
  • Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
    • Sept. 9
    • Sept. 16
    • Sept. 23
    • Sept. 30

CHL-hosted flu shot events
No appointment required. Purdue University ID (PUID) or Anthem medical plan ID card required.

CHL also has on-campus flu shot events planned for faculty, staff and covered adult dependents as follows:

  • Oct. 6 — 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2550 Northwestern Ave., Suite 1100, Room 1160A
  • Oct. 7 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Smalley Center, West Conference Room
  • Oct. 13 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Stewart Center, Room 218

Campus flu shot events
Appointments required for these events, which are open to employees and students. Sign up for an appointment at Be sure to upload medical insurance card(s) before the appointment and bring PUID to the appointment.

Appointments will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Córdova Recreational Sports Center’s Feature Gym (near the entrance facing Martin Jischke Drive) on the following dates:

  • Oct. 19
  • Oct. 20
  • Oct. 21
  • Oct. 26
  • Oct. 27
  • Oct. 28
  • Nov. 2
  • Nov. 3
  • Nov. 4

Additional options

If employees are unable to make it to the designated campus locations or flu shot events on campus, there are other options.

  • Retail pharmacies: Check with your retail pharmacy for flu shot availability. All Purdue medical plans cover the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and covered dependents.
  • Health care providers: In most cases, primary care providers can administer flu shots. All Purdue medical plans cover the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and covered dependents.


Flu shot information for 2021 is available online. Employees who have questions about flu shot options may contact their respective campus Human Resources office.


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