It's that time of year again — flu season is here.
MU Health Care experts say the best way to prevent spread of influenza is through vaccination.
“We are approaching the time of year when we recommend getting vaccinated against influenza,” said Christelle Ilboudo, MD, an infectious diseases physician at MU Health Care. “Influenza viruses can start circulating as early as September and can last as late as May. The injectable vaccine takes up to two weeks to provide full protection after receiving it, so it’s advisable to get vaccinated sometime between September and the end of October. However, vaccination against the flu should be offered as long as the virus is circulating.”
Read more in the press release.
How to Get the Vaccine
MU Health Care now has the flu vaccine available, and there are many convenient ways to get it:
- Schedule an appointment with your primary care clinic. Check here for a list of locations. (Ages 6 months and older)
- Stop by a Mizzou Pharmacy location or visit one the pharmacy services flu clinics (See dates below; ages 12 and older)
- Stop by any of the three Mizzou Quick Care locations. (Ages 24 months and older)
Pharmacy Flu Clinic
When: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 26
To make your immunization experience easy, please bring:
- A completed Vaccine Administration Record (download here)
- A form or payment
- Your insurance card