Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Flu Shots

Fall is near, and flu season is not far behind. Starting in October, Loyola University Chicago will be offering free flu shots to faculty and staff at the Lake Shore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences campuses. To obtain an on-campus flu shot this fall you must register through the Empower Health Portal. The Loyola Empower Health portal no longer requires a site code as you will use your UVID ID and password to access your account. As a reminder flu shots are mandatory for faculty and staff at the Health Sciences Campus. 

On-Campus Flu Shot Dates
Health Sciences Campus - 7:30am-1pm-SSOM Room 160
  • Wednesday, 10.4.2023
  • Thursday, 10.12.2023
  • Thursday, 11.9.2023
Lakeshore Campus - 7:30am -1pm - Damen Student Center-MPR North
  • Tuesday, 10.3.2023
  • Tuesday, 10.31.2023
  • Tuesday, 11.7.2023 
Water Tower Campus - 7:30am-1pm - Lewis Towers -Regents Hall 16th Floor
  • Tuesday, 10.24.2023
  • Wednesday, 10.25.2023
  • Thursday, 11.16.2023
 Additionally, there are alternate ways to obtain your flu shot now:
  • Make an appointment with your network primary care doctor.
  • Visit one of Aetna’s in-network pharmacies or retail locations.
  • Walk in or schedule a flu shot**at MinuteClinic® at select CVS Pharmacy® and Target® locations.

Flu shots are offered through both the Aetna medical insurance and the CVS pharmacy benefit plans. Flu shots are free to participants who visit in-network providers. We encourage you to stay healthy and take advantage of this preventive health service.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Human Resources at benefits@LUC.edu or 312-915-6175.


You are strongly encouraged to use an Aetna in-network provider. If a member obtains a flu shot from a non-participating provider, payment for the flu-shot will be required at the time of administration. You can submit a claim for reimbursement, but it will be applied to your out of network benefits and not covered at 100%.

The duration of the vaccine is 6 months.