Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get a flu shot?
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides detailed information about the importance of protecting yourself and others by receiving a flu shot.  Please click here for more information - Preventing Seasonal Flu With Vaccination.

Do I need an appointment for to receive a flu shot?
A scheduled appointment at the GVSU Family Health Center is only required for children between the ages of six months and three years of age.  Please call (616) 331-9830 to schedule. Walk-in appointments are available during regular business hours at the GVSU Family Health Center located at 72 Sheldon Blvd. SE in downtown Grand Rapids. 

What are my payment options?
Insurance billing with proof of insurance, credit, debit and student accounts (with student I.D.) are accepted. 

What should I bring to the flu shot clinic?
Bring your proof of insurance or payment and a photo I.D.  Students should bring proof of insurance and their GVSU I.D. Save time by bringing a completed form.  Click Here for Form

Which flu vaccine will be used at the flu clinics?
The quadrivalent flu vaccine, designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses, will be administered at the GVSU Family Health Center clinics (for more information visit:

How much does a flu shot cost?
Flu shots at our clinics cost $40, which is comparable to the cost at local pharmacies. Check with your insurance carrier for coverage details. Flu shots are a covered benefit for GVSU faculty, staff, retirees and their families.

Are the flu vaccines and administration supplies latex-free?
Yes, vaccines and administration supplies are latex-free.


The GVSU Family Health Center, located downtown Grand Rapids, is operated by the Kirkhof College of Nursing and provides primary and preventative care to the community.  



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