Flu Shot Clinics

Influenza can be a very serious disease. Getting your seasonal flu shot is an easy, effective way to help protect yourself, your family, and your community. 

Life & Work Connections offers free flu shot clinics for University of Arizona employees on campus and around the state each year in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Administration Benefits and the Healthwaves corporate wellness team. 

On-Campus Employee Clinics

Employee flu shot clinics are open to:

  • Benefits-eligible University employees.
  • Dependents covered by employees' medical plans, including spouses and children age 4 and older.
  • University of Arizona retirees.
  • Other employees of the state of Arizona.

(Flu shots are worth up to 500 Health Impact Program points!)


Steps to Take To Get a Flu Shot

1. Get Your Alternate Employee ID

You will need your Alternate Employee ID to receive a free flu shot. Your Alternative Employee ID confirms that you are eligible for benefits as a State of Arizona employee. Find Your Alternate Employee ID in the University Benefits tile of UAccess, at the top of the Benefits Summary tab. You will need to add this number to the Flu Shot Consent Form.

Get Your Alternate Employee ID  

2. Download the Flu Shot Consent Form

A Flu Shot Consent Form is needed for each person receiving a flu shot. You MUST have your Alternate Employee ID added to this form. Bring the form and medical insurance card with you.

Once on the Benefits screen, you'll see your Alternate Employee ID in the middle of the page. Take that number and then add it to the Flu Shot Consent Form in the appropriate box under "State Employee Information" (see image).

Download The Consent Form


3. Make an Appointment

You must make an individual appointment for each person receiving a flu shot.

When making an appointment through Healthwaves registration system, you will first be asked for a location before choosing a date. Use the information below to choose your location and then the best date.

McKale Memorial Center
September 27, 28, & 29 | 8 AM- 2 PM
October 18 | 8 AM - 1 PM

UA Cancer Center North 
October 19 | 1 -4 PM

Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building (BIO5)
October 5 & 6 | 9 AM -2 PM

Register for a Tucson clinic

Phoenix Biomedical Campus
October 4 | 9 AM - 1 PM October 20 | 10 AM - 1 PM

Register for a Phoenix clinic

Off-Campus Options

ADOA & Healthwaves Hosted Clinics

ADOA hosts other clinics for state employees around Arizona. University employees can attend public flu clinics held by Healthwaves. (Bring your Flu Shot Consent Form with Alternate ID to ADOA or Healthwaves clinics)

Find an ADOA clinic        Find a Healthwaves Clinic

Primary Care Physician or Local Pharmacy

Bring your medical insurance card to either visit for a free shot. Ask the pharmacist to bill your medical carrier NOT your MedImpact pharmacy coverage. Locate a participating pharmacy by clicking on your insurance provider below.

UnitedHealth Care    BlueCross BlueShield

On-Campus Research Study

Participate in a Flu Shot Research Study; Earn up to $195

Researchers at the University of Arizona would like to invite all students, faculty, and staff to participate in the RAIVEN study. RAIVEN is a University of Arizona study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will compare how well two different FDA-licensed flu vaccines (Flubok or Fluzone) protect adults from the flu. Study participants can receive up to $195 for their time.

Individuals who are 18-64 years of age, comfortably read and speak English and/or Spanish, work a minimum of 20 hours per week in public-facing/frontline worker jobs or a full-time college student, have access to an internet connection, and plan to remain living in the Tucson area for the next 9 months, are invited to participate in this study.

Study participants will be asked to do the following activities:

  • Receive one of two FDA-licensed flu vaccines
  • Respond to weekly text messages before and during the flu season
  • Swab your nose if you experience flu-like symptoms
  • Answer 1 questionnaire at the end of the study

For more information about this study or to sign up to participate in the study, please visit RAIVENstudy.org/UAZ or e-mail RAIVENstudy@arizona.edu.

Answering your questions about flu shot clinics

If you are a University employee eligible for full benefits and enrolled in an ADOA medical plan, you’re good to go! This includes postdoctoral research associates who are fully funded by grants.

University of Arizona retirees may also get a free flu shot at one of the clinics organized by Life & Work Connections.

Graduate students who purchase Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona insurance through the University can receive a free shot at a clinic organized by Life & Work Connections. Please let the on-site nurse know that you need to fill out a different form, and have your medical insurance card ready.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are listed as dependents on a parent’s medical insurance may also use the employee clinics – if the parent is a University of Arizona employee. You’ll need your parent’s alternate employee ID number and a copy of your insurance card.

If you are a student at the University of Arizona, but you are not a graduate student with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona insurance, nor a student listed as an employee's dependent, you can receive a flu shot from Campus Health Services. Please check their website for availability and costs.

Dependents covered by your medical insurance, including spouses and children age 4 and older, are eligible for free flu vaccinations at campus and ADOA clinics.

Your dependent will need their own appointment and Flu Shot Consent Form. They should use your alternate employee ID number on the form, and they should use their own information to fill out the rest of the form. They’ll also need to have their health insurance card on hand.

Absolutely! Ask the nurse at the flu shot clinic for a signed form that proves you received your immunization.

If you forget to ask for proof when you receive your shot, please contact Healthwaves at healthwaves@healthwaves.com or 480-968-1886.

If you’re having difficulty breathing, or if you have a cough, a sore throat, or a runny nose, or a fever above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, please stay home!

Call Healthwaves at 480-968-1886 to cancel your appointment, and re-register for an open slot on another day.

University of Arizona employees should not request flu vaccinations from Campus Health Services, which prioritizes student immunizations.

If you are unable to make it to any of the campus employee clinics, please check for a convenient ADOA or Healthwaves date and location, visit your primary care physician, or explore the options at your local pharmacy.