Reducing your risk for catching the flu and COVID-19 is important, especially as the weather gets colder and more time is spent indoors.
Laura Morris, MD, family medicine physician and MU Health Care’s vaccine committee co-chair said the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated. And MU Health Care is offering several convenient opportunities to get your flu vaccine.
Morris recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccination in September or October, but if you miss that window, you can be vaccinated anytime during flu season, even in January or later.
You can get a flu shot at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccination. There is no need to space the two vaccinations.
Other Flu Shot Options
- Anyone age 6 months or older can receive a flu shot at an existing appointment at many of our MU Health Care clinics. If you need to establish care, please contact a primary care clinic.
- Many clinics also offer COVID-19 vaccines. Ask your doctor for more information.
- Anyone age 2 or older can get a flu shot at one of our Mizzou Quick Care clinics.
- Patients of our pediatrics clinics may schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot.