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UK Adds New Flu Shot Times, Locations

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2020) – Protect. Respect. Get your flu shot.

The University of Kentucky announced its plan to vaccinate all students on Oct. 8. The university set a deadline for students to receive their vaccination by Nov. 1. With the deadline looming, UK is offering new locations and times on campus for students to receive their flu shot.

  • Gatton Student Center, room 330 A & B
    • Mon., Oct. 26 – Thurs., Oct. 29: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Fri., Oct. 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • University Health Service, 2nd Floor Lobby
    • Mon., Oct. 26 – Fri., Oct. 30: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • The 90, Lobby
    • Mon., Oct. 26 – Thurs., Oct. 29: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Fri., Oct. 30: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • William T. Young Library, Starbucks
    • Mon., Oct. 26: 3 – 8 p.m.
    • Tues., Oct. 27: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Wed., Oct. 28: 3 – 8 p.m.
    • Thurs., Oct. 29: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

There are a few other important things to remember about getting your flu shot this year:

  • All on-campus flu shot locations allow walkup vaccinations, other than UHS. Students can use their MyUK portal to make an appointment at UHS.
  • Students do not need to bring or show their insurance card in order to receive their free flu shot.
  • Whether students receive their flu shot from one of the on-campus options, or at an off-campus pharmacy, they must upload their proof of vaccination here.
  • Students must wear a mask and practice physical distancing at all of the flu shot locations.

For more other information about receiving a flu shot this year, visit

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