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2021–2022 Flu Free Vaccination Program

Sep 21, 2021, 17:21 PM by Alexa Akim

Flu Vaccinations

UTMB offers its employees and volunteers free flu shots each year to help prevent the spread of seasonal influenza.

The university's 2021–2022 Flu Free vaccination program is provided in partnership with UT SELECT, a PPO plan administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, and the quadrivalent influenza vaccine is available at the locations identified below and at all UTMB clinics and inpatient units.

As a condition of continued employment , all health care workers must get an annual flu shot or formally decline the vaccination by signing this statement. This institutional requirement applies to anyone who provides direct patient care, enters patient rooms and/or comes within six feet of patients in the course of their duties. All other members of the UTMB community are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated, unless prohibited for medical reasons.

COVID Vaccinations

The CDC has updated its recommendations to expand the use of a single booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to health care workers. The booster dose should be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series.

UTMB health care workers can make an appointment via myChart or online to receive a COVID vaccine or booster in over 20 campus and regional locations as well as at our Employee Health clinics.

The COVID vaccine and booster are also available at the locations identified below as a part of UTMB’s Flu Free vaccination program. Appointments are not needed for flu vaccination; however, your COVID vaccination must be documented in myChart/EPIC in order for you to receive proof of vaccination. Scheduling your vaccine or booster in advance allows for faster registration.

Vaccination Locations




Angleton Danbury Campus Hospital
Professional Office Building 2, Conference Room
Monday through Friday beginning Oct. 48 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clear Lake Campus Hospital
Emergency Department, Conference Room
Oct. 19, 20 and 217:30 a.m. – Noon
Jennie Sealy Hospital
4th Floor, Corridor Connecting Hospital and CSW
Oct. 5, 6 and 7
Oct. 12, 13 and 14
Oct. 26, 27 and 28
7:30 a.m. – Noon
League City Campus Hospital
2nd Floor, Room 2.514 (Located outside of Employee Health Clinic)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning Oct. 57:30 a.m. – Noon
Employee Health Clinic
Primary Care Pavilion, Suite 125
Monday through Friday beginning Sept. 277:30 a.m. – Noon
1 – 4 p.m.

Please note:

  • A valid UTMB employee badge must be presented at the time of vaccination.
  • Employees receiving a COVID booster dose should bring their COVID vaccination cards to be updated.
  • The high-dose quadrivalent influenza vaccine is available at the Employee Health Clinic on the Galveston Campus for those 65 years of age and older.
  • COVID vaccines and boosters are also available by appointment through the Galveston County Health District.
  • COVID vaccines and boosters may also be available through local pharmacies and other clinical providers.
  • Health care workers who get a flu shot at a non-UTMB facility must provide Employee Health with acceptable proof of vaccination.
  • Health care workers who get a flu shot will receive a 2021–2022 Flu Free card that must be worn with their UTMB employee badge throughout the flu season.

Flu Free consent forms and declination statement:

For More Information

For questions or more information about the 2021–2022 Flu Free vaccination program, please contact Employee Health at or (409) 747-9172. You may also refer to these frequently asked questions.