IMMUNIZATIONS

UHP Medical Services has completed the four scheduled Flu-shot clinics for 2017 (during which 1,550 immunizations were given!).  However, you can still come to the clinic for a Flu shot.  Vaccination is free for students with MSU health insurance and typically $0 - $25 as a copay for other insurance (coverage varies by insurer).  We can see you in our walk-in clinic (come in the morning for shortest wait times), or as part of a regularly scheduled visit with your primary-care provider.

TO AVOID CATCHING THE FLU

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If you are not near water, use an alcohol-based (60-95%) hand cleaner such as Purell.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick - do not kiss a sick person and do not share cups, lipstick or eating utensils with a sick person.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Beer, wine, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages DO NOT kill the flu virus, so don't share your drinking cups or glasses.
  • Face masks, although popular, are usually not helpful for protection from catching the flu.  If you have the flu, face masks are helpful in limiting the spread to other people.