Stu­dents can receive free flu vac­cines offered by Uni­ver­sity Health and Coun­seling Ser­vices, located in the Forsyth Building, on a walk-​​in basis. Times are Mon­days, Wednes­days, and Fri­days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues­days and Thurs­days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sat­ur­days from noon to 4 p.m. For more infor­ma­tion, visit the UHCS web­site.

Fac­ulty and staff may seek vac­cines through Boston Public Health Com­mis­sion Clinics or their own clin­i­cian. Mem­bers of one of the health plans offered by North­eastern are eli­gible for a free flu shot at other loca­tions. You may receive it in your doctor’s office or at any phar­macy in the nation that accepts Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Call the member ser­vice number on your Blue Cross card (1–888-543‑8770) to find a con­ve­nient location.

For more infor­ma­tion about this year’s flu season and steps you can take to stay healthy, read our Q&A with Mark Dou­glass, asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phar­macy in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sciences.