Wednesday, October 14, 2020

By News and Internal Communications

By Dimitra Trejo 

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS –  UT Health RGV is making flu vaccinations available during early voting at the UTRGV Edinburg Campus starting Oct. 15, as a way to increase the public’s access to the vaccine for the 2020 flu season. 

The flu vaccines will be administered near the voting site at a tent located by the entrance to the Student Union, so when community members visit the campus to cast their ballots, they also will be able get a flu shot, while supplies last.

Edinburg Campus Ballroom, 1201 W. University Drive
Thursday, Oct. 15 to Friday, Oct. 30
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clinical staff will be on site and will consist of one advanced practice provider (APP), two medical assistants (MA), and one patient service representative (PSR), to help give the flu shots.

No appointment is needed. Staff will be available to register you on-site. Please bring your ID and insurance card.

If uninsured, the self-pay rate is $20.  

The flu vaccine is free for UTRGV students, faculty and staff who present their university ID.

The 2020 flu season is different from previous flu seasons due to the ongoing pandemic. Given complications that could arise from confusing COVID-19 with the flu, UT Health RGV medical professionals are strenuously encouraging the public to be vaccinated for the flu. 


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.