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 and COVID-19 Booster Clinic

Have an added layer of protection by getting the influenza vaccination and/or COVID-19 booster at this year's clinic on the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus.

The clinic operates from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays until the end of November and as needed through December. The clinic is located at the SMC Campus Center in Room 349 and is operated by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.

UMB students, employees, Faculty Physicians, Inc. (FPI), and University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) campus members can self-schedule their appointments here.

Vaccination is by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted.

Students and employees must bring their insurance card and their UMB, UMMS, or FPI ID badge.

COVID-19 booster doses 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.

HSHSL Flu Shot Clinic

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library and the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy are partnering with Walgreens to offer flu shots, by appointment only, to University of Maryland, Baltimore campus employees and students on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Weise Gallery on the first floor of the library.  

To schedule an appointment, please click here. A mask, insurance card, and photo ID are required at the time of service. COVID-19 boosters are not offered at this clinic.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna-Marie Epps, 

Clinic Insurance Information

UM students with active insurance are covered at UM Immediate Care.

UM employees' insurance will cover the flu shot at UM Immediate Care if any of the following applies:

  • you have active insurance through University of Maryland
  • you have active insurance not through University of Maryland however, HMO and MCO plans must list a University of Maryland Family Medicine provider on your insurance card in order to be covered.

Self-Pay Rates:

Out-of-pocket rates for those not covered by insurance:

  • $40 Flu Shot or $70 High Dose Flu Shot
  • + $56 Administration Fee

Insurances Not Accepted

UM Immediate Care does not participate with these insurances:

  • UM Medicare Advantage (DUAL & COMPLETE)
  • Johns Hopkins USFHP
  • Jai
  • Kaiser
  • Medstar
  • United Healthcare Community Plan (MCO)
  • Johns Hopkins Medicare Advantage (HMO & DUAL)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage (HMO)

COVID-19 Tests

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.

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

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.

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

Updated September 17, 2021

Yes. The 2021 flu shot and COVID-19 booster clinic is at the SMC Campus Center in Room 349, and will open Wednesday, Sept. 22. COVID-19 testing is available 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.


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.