Student Health News

Update on COVID-19 vaccine guidelines

On April 20, the Campus Health Committee announced a change in Wake Forest’s vaccination requirements: Effective May 12, 2023, Wake Forest will strongly recommend that all students remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including variant-updated boosters, but the University will no longer require proof […]

Increase in Influenza cases

Student Health Service has begun to identify increasing numbers of cases of influenza, starting the week of October 30, 2022. This is consistent with significant increases in cases of influenza in our community and North Carolina.   According to the CDC, the best way to prevent […]

Clinic Appointments Open

As of Monday, October 31, we are moving back to a hybrid model where students can schedule an appointment or can walk in for urgent care, pending availability. To schedule an appointment, go to the Student Health Portal, email

Seeking off-campus care

What to know about urgent care Urgent care is a same day doctor’s office and is a good option if you want to seek acute care outside of Student Health clinic hours. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. Urgent care is not an […]

Staying healthy as seasons change

The Student Health Service frequently sees patients concerned about common seasonal illnesses such as the flu, “stomach bugs” and respiratory illnesses that might affect their ability to keep up with academic commitments and social activities. One of the challenges of being a student on a […]

Respiratory Illness Resources

Our campus and surrounding area is experiencing a higher volume of non-COVID respiratory illness. This is having an impact on the amount of same-day appointments that Student Health Service is able to see.  Viral upper respiratory infections are among the most common infections seen at Student Health. The typical symptoms are nasal […]

Student Flu Vaccine Clinics

Student Health Service, in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Medical, is once again offering influenza vaccine clinics on campus for students, free of charge. The clinics will be held on specific dates in September and October in Sutton Gym C407. Registration is […]