Fight the Flu and the Pandemic

Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, so getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever. It will reduce your risk from the flu while conserving health care resources to fight the pandemic.

All UMB students and employees can schedule an appointment for a flu shot and an asymptomatic COVID-19 test, including employees who are teleworking and students who are learning remotely.

UMaryland Immediate Care (UMIC) will offer flu shots and COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The best way to schedule is by calling 667-214-1899. Limited slots are available online

Alternatively, those working and learning from home can visit the Maryland Department of Health’s Get Vaccinated page for a full list of Maryland flu shot locations. The Baltimore Convention Center offers COVID-19 testing steps away from campus with a wider selection of time slots, and appointments can be made online.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Did the on-campus flu clinic and COVID-19 testing location move?

Updated May 18, 2021

Yes. Testing is now completed at UMaryland Immediate Care (UMIC). Read more.

If COVID-19 is spreading in my community, should I still go out to get a flu vaccine?

Posted September 08, 2020

Yes. You can safely get a flu vaccine at multiple locations, including your doctor’s office, health departments, and pharmacies. Read more.

Resources

CDC Flu Frequently Asked Questions

Posted September 08, 2020

Influenza-related questions & answers, organized by topic. Read more.

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

Posted September 08, 2020

Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two. Read more.

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

Posted September 08, 2020

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like avoiding people who are sick, covering your cough, and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like flu. Read more.