Influenza vaccination required by Nov. 19

As we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the flu vaccine plays a key role in our overall public health efforts. All WashU employees, including faculty, staff and trainees, are required to receive this year’s influenza vaccination and upload documentation to ReadySet by Nov. 19, unless granted an exemption for medical reasons or religious beliefs. Students and contractors have a similar requirement.

Influenza vaccination clinics are being held in the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on the Medical Campus and in the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center (Athletic Complex) on the Danforth Campus. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online. You may also schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine through WUCare, your primary care provider or a local retail pharmacy.

Please note: Individuals working in a clinical area should schedule their influenza vaccine within their clinical department or division by contacting their clinic administrator. Those who work in a hybrid or remote position are encouraged to choose an off-campus option.

If you receive your flu vaccine at an on-campus clinic, your documentation will be uploaded in ReadySet for you. If you receive your flu vaccine off campus, you will need to upload documentation to ReadySet yourself.

Employees who do not submit vaccination documentation or have an approved exemption by 5 p.m. on Nov. 19 will be suspended beginning Nov. 22, 2021.

Visit for additional influenza policy information, vaccine FAQs, instructions for submitting documentation, exemption forms and more.