Flu Shots

2018 Fall Festival October 3

Take the flu by the horns and join us for our annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. From 9:30-2 students can receive FREE flu shots and STI testing with food, games, drawings, and giveaways.

Beginning October 4, 2018, flu shots are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8 am to 12:00 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm. Call 813-974-2331 to schedule an appointment. All Bulls are encouraged to get the flu shot before the winter break so they're prepared for cold and flu season.

STUDENTS: You will not have to pay out of pocket for your flu shot. The flu shot is included with tuition.

STAFF & FACULTY: The flu shot is covered 100% by most insurance policies. The self-pay cost is $25 for high deductible
  plans and OPS staff without insurance.  

Flu Shot Myths

  1. Flu shots will give you the flu. 
    • FALSE... the vaccine contains the dead flu virus... it is dead.... It cannot infect you.
  2. Vaccines are dangerous. 
    • FALSE... Vaccines are, arguably, the greatest medical advance in history. They've prevented more illness and death than any treatment.
  3. It's after November; it's too late to get a flu shot. 
    • FALSE... There are plenty of vaccines left, and the flu stays around through March, so you still have plenty of time to protect yourself.
  4. I got the vaccine last year, so I am protected. 
    • FALSE... Each year there are new strains of the flu virus and the vaccine needs to change to keep up.

By arming yourself with a flu shot you are protecting yourself and those around you.