MSU Health Care Recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week

December 5, 2022

National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week is December 4-10. It is important for everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot every year to protect against the flu and prevent serious complications, especially with the current rise in flu cases across the United States.

MSU Health Care Pharmacy offers flu shots by appointment. This vaccine is covered by most insurances.

“The health of the MSU community is our priority,” said Sandra Campbell, PharmD, MSU Health Care Pharmacy director. “Getting the flu vaccine every year prevents the spread of the flu virus and complications that can lead to hospitalization.”

MSU students can get their flu shot through the Olin Health Center. This vaccine is covered by the Student Health Insurance plan and most other insurances.

“The most important action students and the Spartan community can take to protect themselves this influenza season is getting a flu shot,” said Michael Brown, Michigan State University Physician. “As the chief public health officer for the university, I can confidently say this simple act will further a healthier community for us all to live, work and learn.”

Flu shots are also available to patients at MSU Health Care Family Medicine, MSU Health Care Internal Medicine, and MSU Health Care Pediatrics. Patients can get their flu shot during scheduled appointments or by walk-in depending on the clinic. MSU Health Care Internal Medicine is holding flu shot clinics for patients only throughout the month of December. The clinics will be located at MSU Health Care Internal Medicine (4650 S. Hagadorn Rd. Suite 100). The flu shot clinic dates are:

  • Friday, December 9 from 2-4 p.m.
  • Friday, December 16 from 2-4 p.m.

“We are ensuring that our patients have access to flu vaccines on their own schedule,” said Michelle Coulter, RN, BSN, MSU Health Care Internal Medicine clinic manager. “It is critical this time of year to get vaccinated, especially with the rise in flu cases. We want to make sure our patients stay healthy and safe this flu season.”

If you have questions about flu vaccinations, contact your health care provider.