Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. As we begin to enter flu season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for everyone to get their flu shot to help protect yourself, your families, and Niner Nation.
This year, UNC Charlotte is requiring all employees and students to attest that they have received a flu shot or qualify for an applicable exception by Monday, Nov 16.
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, all employees and students began receiving the attestation in their University email (subject line: Flu Vaccine Attestation).
We will send weekly reminders to non-responders until Nov. 16. As Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber announced in her Sept. 22 message, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17, anyone who hasn’t completed the form will be locked out of their NinerNet account until they do.
Please note: There is no separate exemption form for the flu shot. You will complete the attestation form stating you did not receive the shot and indicating the accepted reason why.
How you can get your flu shot
Employees and students may access a flu shot at any provider they choose — doctor’s office, pharmacy, care clinic, our on-campus flu clinics, etc.
In partnership with Publix, the University will offer on-campus flu clinics for employees and students. No appointments will be necessary, and there is no cost with appropriate insurance cards. Publix will also provide a $10 gift card to participants. Upcoming clinics include:
- Thursday, Oct. 22 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Student Union, Room 340
- Monday, Oct. 26 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Lucas Room - Cone Center