This is a graphic of Truman with a flu shotReceiving a flu shot is the best way to prevent catching the flu. The MU Student Health Center is hosting both on-campus and in-house clinics for students to receive flu shots throughout October and November. The dates and times for those clinics are:

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23
    1209B MU Student Center
  • 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
    MU Student Health Center
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6
    Townsend Hall main lobby
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13
    S110 Memorial Union
  • 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, 20
    MU Student Health Center

No appointments are necessary, and the services are paid for by student health fees.

MU faculty and staff can find information about flu shot resources here.

There are other ways to protect against cold and flu season:

  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Wash and sanitize your hands often, especially after using computer labs and other equipment meant for public use.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Refrain from sharing food, drinks and cell phones.

If you are feeling sick, check to see if you have a fever. Fevers are key indicators of the flu. Flu symptoms also tend to appear very quickly. Colds settle in slowly with mild sniffles and coughs. If you are sick, take plenty of time to rest, drink fluids and take over the counter medications to reduce discomfort.

For more information, contact the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481.