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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine for Students

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 will be more important than ever.

Flu vaccines will not prevent COVID-19, but they will reduce the burden of flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths on the health care system and conserve scarce medical resources for the care of people with COVID-19. Visit CDC’s website for more information about flu vaccine benefits.

Learn more about the vaccination requirements.

Influenza (Flu) vaccines are available at the following locations:

  • UT Student Health Pharmacy: call to check vaccine availability at (865) 974-5932 or (865) 974-5933.
  • Area Walk-In Clinics and Pharmacies: call to check vaccine availability
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Flu Clinics on campus: you MUST upload a hard copy of your proof of Influenza (Flu) vaccination to your medical portal. Visit calendar.utk.edu for upcoming Flu Clinic events.

If you receive the flu vaccine from any area “free clinic,” such as those held at area high schools, you must upload a hard copy of your proof of influenza (flu) vaccination to your medical portal.

For Influenza (Flu) Vaccines Given WITHIN the State of Tennessee:

  1. The facility providing the vaccination may upload proof of your Influenza (Flu) vaccination to the Tennessee Department of Health Vaccine Service (TennIIS).
  2. You must then wait 72 hours for a confirmation email to be sent to your UTK email address. Other e-mail addresses are not permitted for use.
  3. If you do not receive an email within that time frame, you may upload a hard copy of your proof of Influenza (Flu) vaccination to your medical portal.
    • If you are unable to upload a hard copy of your proof of Influenza vaccination, you may email a photocopy to immunization@utk.edu.
    • You must then wait an additional 72 hours for a confirmation email (your UTK email address only).

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Given OUTSIDE the State of Tennessee.

  1. Upload a hard copy of your proof of Influenza (Flu) vaccination to your medical portal.
    • If you cannot upload the immunization record, email a photocopy to immunizations@utk.edu
    • You must then wait an additional 72 hours for a confirmation email (your UTK email address only).


Upload Proof of Your Influenza (Flu) Vaccination


How to Access Your Patient Portal to Add Proof of Flu Vaccine

  1. Click here to Access the Patient Portal.
  2. Enter “User Name” (net ID) and “Password.” Click on “Login” on the top right corner of the page.
  3. Click on the “Immunization” link at top of the page.
  4. Click on arrows in the “All Required” box to drop the menu down.
  5. Enter the date of the Flu (Influenza) vaccine into the box.
  6. Click the “Submit” button (there are 2 – either will work).
  7. Once submitted this box will pop up (Click “OK”).
  8. You may need to sign in again at this point with your User Name and Password.
  9. Click on the “Uploads” button.
  10. Follow the instructions – if you cannot upload your form, email to immunizations@utk.edu.

Student Health Center
Division of Student Life

1800 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996-3102
Phone: 865-974-3135