Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Flu Shots

Fall is near and the flu season is not far behind. For the health and safety of our faculty and staff members during the COVID pandemic, flu shots will not be offered on any of Loyola’s campuses this year. However, alternate ways are available to obtain your flu shot:

  • 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.

All Aetna medical plan participants will need to present their Aetna insurance card when receiving their flu shot, even at retail pharmacies. Flu shots are offered through the Aetna medical insurance benefit only and flu shots are free to participants who visit Aetna in-network providers. We encourage you to stay healthy and take advantage of this preventive health service.

Health Sciences Campus Faculty and Staff working remotely or on-site this fall must receive their flu shot by November 13 and are required to submit proof to their supervisor no later than November 13. For those requesting a medical or religious exemption, please submit an Influenza Vaccination Exemption Form with appropriate documentation.

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the topics in this message, please contact Human Resources at benefits@LUC.edu and Human Resources will follow up with additional guidance. We wish our entire Loyola community health and wellness.

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.