College & University Flu Vaccination Challenge

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How does your university stack up?

Join us in a friendly competition this fall and winter. MDHHS is teaming up with colleges and universities to challenge Michiganders to get vaccinated against the flu.

By participating in this challenge, your institution will receive access to educational resources and programs, an award of participation, and a chance to win free registration to state immunization conferences. MDHHS will recognize high-performing schools with awards of excellence and announce the results via press release and social media channels. The 2017-2018 Challenge Materials will be updated as they are available. Join us to plan a successful vaccination campaign at your institution!

This year, the Flu Challenge will be opened to a greater audience, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans. Anyone is eligible to complete the self-report survey on behalf of their affiliated institution after they have vaccinated against the flu. See the Rules and Regulations document below for more information about the expanded audience. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jalyn Ingalls at

Flu Challenge Trophies



The winners of the 2017-2018 College and University Flu Vaccination Challenge are:

Small School Division: Calvin College

Medium School Division: Wayne State University

Large School Division: University of Michigan



2017-2018 Enrolled Schools

Calvin College
Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Grand Valley State University
Hope College
Kalamazoo College
Oakland University
Rochester College
Southwestern Michigan College
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University


Campaign Materials
Flu Challenge: Rules and Regulations

October Newsletter
December Newsletter
April Newsletter

September Kickoff Webinar Slides

College/University Flu Vaccination Toolkit
Flu Vaccine Video PSA for College Students

Community Partners
Alana's Foundation


2016-17 Flu Challenge Winners!

    Small: Calvin College
    Medium: Wayne State University
    Large: University of Michigan

2015-16 Flu Challenge Winners

    Small: Calvin College
    Medium: Wayne State University
    Large: Michigan State University

2014-15 Flu Challenge Winners
    Small: Hope College
    Medium: Wayne State University   
    Large: Michigan State University