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.

Flu Shots

The 2021 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) flu clinic has ended. Please visit your local pharmacy or medical care provider for a seasonal flu shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if it turns out we need a COVID-19 vaccine booster?

Updated October 01, 2021

Currently, COVID-19 booster doses at University of Maryland Immediate Care (UMIC) flu clinic will only be administered to qualifying students per current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines (learn more). UMIC is not providing boosters to faculty and staff at this time. 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.