Flu Shots

Annual on-campus flu shots are offered in September or October by the DeKalb County Health Department, NIU School of Nursing and the NIU Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
          From 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - HSC Regency Room

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
          From 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - HSC Regency Room

Flu Shot Documents

Note: You may prefill and print the flu vaccine administration record form on this page, then bring the completed form to one of the clinics. Blank forms and information about the vaccine will also be available at the clinics.

Remember to dress so that your upper arm is accessible. The vaccine will not be given to individuals allergic to eggs, or who report a history of previous adverse reactions to the influenza vaccine.

Eligible for Free Flu Shots:

  • NIU employees who are insured on any of the State of Illinois employee health Care Plans including the HMOs or OAPs.
  • Retiree and survivors with the State of Illinois Health Coverage who are not yet eligible for Medicare.
  • Retirees with Medicare part B Coverage - Medicare will be billed. You must bring your Medicare card and a photo ID.
  • Retirees with Medicare Advantage (United Healthcare, Humana, and Coventry) - Medicare Advantage will be billed. You must bring your Medicare Advantage health insurance card and a photo ID . Please complete the Private Insurance / Medicare Advantage section of the form.

Non-Eligible for Free Flu Shots:

Note: Cost is $38, bring cash or check payable to DCHD.

  • All Dependents (** ages 9 and up) of NIU Employees on one of the State Health Insurance Plans.
  • Anyone who opted out of State of Illinois Health Plans including HMOs or OAPs, please bring your current insurance card. It will be determined if it is billable at the time of service.
  • *** Students and Graduate Students with assistantships.

** For dependents under 9 years of age, call the Health Department at 815-748-2467 for an appointment.

*** Encouraged to go to NIU Health Services for a reduced price of $32. Call 815-753-9585 for more information.

Additional Information:

If you were unable to attend the campus clinics in September or October, the flu shot may be obtained at the DeKalb County Health Department, 2550 N Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL. Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information, call 815-748-2467.  The above restrictions also apply if you receive your vaccine at the DeKalb County Health Department. State ID and insurance cards will be required. Flu vaccine must be administered prior to December 31, 2018 in order to be paid by the State of Illinois.

For information regarding the NIU flu clinics, contact the Employee Assistance Programs at employeeassistance@niu.edu or call 815-753-9191.