Influenza (The Flu)
How to Get a Flu Shot
We give free flu shots to people in Dane County 6 months and older.
Flu vaccines are usually available from September through June each year. Call (608) 266-4821 for an appointment.
Drive Through Flu Clinic at Alliant Energy Center
This clinic is for anyone in Dane County who is 6 months and older.
The drive-through flu clinic will be closed effective December 20.
We are not able to give the vaccine to people who need a COVID test the same day, have tested positive for COVID in the last 14 days, have recently been tested for COVID and are awaiting their result, or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Alliant Energy Center Drive Through Flu Clinic Details
For anyone in Dane County who is 6 months and older.
Please enter the Alliant Energy Center clinic at the Olin Avenue entrance.
Current Wait Time:
Throughout the day, Tuesday through Friday, we update approximate wait times for flu shots on Twitter.
- Located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm-8:00pm
- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00am-4:00pm
- No appointment needed
- You can stay in your car unless you have a medical reason to leave it.
- If you are not arriving via car, we can accommodate walk-ups and bike-ups.
- No ID is needed and you won’t be asked for your immigration status. We will ask for your name, date of birth, and address so we can record that you received a vaccine.
- Interpretation is available.
- Please wear clothing that will make your upper arm available for the vaccine. For children under the age of 5, their upper thigh needs to be accessible. Children can stay in their car seat while receiving the vaccine.
The clinic will be closed effective December 20, 2020
Getting Your Vaccine at Alliant Energy Center
When arriving at Alliant, you will be directed to the flu clinic area.
You will complete a brief registration and consent form once you arrive.
- After receiving the vaccine, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle for 15 minutes to watch for possible side effects.
- We will record that you received a flu vaccine in the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. You can access your immunization history on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry website.
You can drive, bike, or walk to the site
- If you drive, you cannot use the walk-up lane. The walk-up lane is reserved for those who bike or walk to the Alliant Energy Center.
- You can have multiple family members in your car to be vaccinated.
- For a free ride to the site, call the Public Health Transportation Line at (608) 243-0420. A transportation company will then call you to schedule the ride. It’s required that you wear a cloth face covering when using this service.
- You can leave the line at any time. If you need help finding an exit, please let a staff person know and they can guide you.
The flu clinic will continue through severe weather up to and including a tornado watch. In the event of a tornado warning, we will pause operations (including closing exterior doors) and shelter in place until the watch has expired and it is safe to resume operations.
About Getting a Flu Vaccine
- The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get immunized against the flu every year. Getting a flu vaccine protects you and the people around you!
- This season a flu vaccine is more important than ever due to COVID-19. Getting a flu vaccine this season helps protect yourself, your family and your community to reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the pandemic.
- Read more on CDC's website.