Flu Vaccine Clinics
For the 2020-2021 flu season, Dartmouth expects all members of its community, both students and employees, to get a flu vaccine. While the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, it has many other benefits and is part of a comprehensive public health strategy to reduce the burden of flu, which can flatten the curve of respiratory illnesses overall, help protect one another from flu, and preserve medical resources for care of patients with COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for anyone over the age of 6 months. If you have questions about getting a flu vaccine, please contact your primary care provider.
Please see below for options to receive your flu vaccine (students should visit the Dick's House website for flu information).
Flu Vaccine Options: 2020
If you are enrolled in any of the Cigna health plans through Dartmouth College the flu vaccine is covered under your medical benefit so you can receive a free flu shot, with no copay.
Dick's House is offering flu shots to employees who are approved to regularly work on campus only. Clinics will take place at Leverone Field House on Thursdays from 10 AM - 2 PM (October 8 - November 12).
If you are not approved to regularly work on campus, please see the other community flu clinic opportunities listed below.
Local pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens are offering flu vaccine. See here for a list of pharmacies that offer flu vaccine.
Dick Hall's House Pharmacy also has limited availability of vaccine (available for employees working on campus).
Please call ahead to confirm vaccine availability and bring your Cigna ID card with you when you go to any of these pharmacies.
Primary Care Provider
Many primary care providers will be administering flu vaccine to their patients. Please call your primary care provider directly to learn more about your options.
Dartmouth Health Connect
The practice will be offering in-office and drive-thru flu clinic options to patients. If you are a patient at Dartmouth Health Connect, please call the practice at 603.738.1164 to schedule your flu shot.
Community Flu Clinics
There are several community flu clinics taking place in the Upper Valley.
- Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
- Beginning October 3, flu clinics will be drive-thru, by appointment only, for for anyone aged 9 and older. Learn more here.
- The Public Health Council of the Upper Valley
- Free Community Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinics will take place during October for anyone aged 10 and older. View the upcoming calendar of events here.
- The Valley News recently highlighted several community flu clinics that may be of interest. Read the article here.