September 16, 2021

MU Health Care is offering drive-thru flu shot events at South Providence Medical Park in September and October.

The events will offer car-side flu shots to adults and kids 6 months and older on Saturday and Sunday the weekends of Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. The COVID-19 vaccine will not be offered at this event.

Patients are asked to wear loose clothing and short sleeves if possible; this is especially important for young children who will get the shot in the thigh. All patients will be asked to review and sign a consent form before receiving a flu shot in their vehicle.

“Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized with the flu in the United States, and a vaccination offers protection to keep you and your loved ones from becoming seriously ill,” said Christelle Ilboudo MD, medical director for infection control and prevention at MU Health Care.

The drive-thru flu shot events are just one of several vaccination options available to patients:

  • Kids 6 months and older can get a flu shot at their pediatrician’s clinic.
  • MU Health Care and the David B. Lichtenstein Foundation will offer free flu shots to children enrolled in Columbia Public Schools.
  • Patients who have established care with an MU Health Care provider can make an appointment to receive a flu shot. · Anyone age 7 or older may walk into a Mizzou Pharmacy location for a flu shot without an appointment.
  • Anyone scheduling a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at the Keene Street vaccination site can also get a flu shot at the same time. COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made online at https://muhcvaccines.timetap.com/#/

For more details about these additional services, visit muhealth.org/flu.