Flu season is approaching and it’s time to mark Flu Shot Fridays on your calendar! After you get vaccinated, it takes about two weeks for your body to develop the antibodies that will protect you from flu virus. That’s why the CDC recommends you get your vaccine as early in the flu season as possible.
When and where are Flu Shot Fridays?
Every Friday from September 23 to October 28
10 am to 3pm
Washington building, ground floor entrance
Who can get a flu shot?
WSU students, faculty and staff as well as local community members can get their flu shots at Flu Shot Fridays. We won’t be able to give the vaccine to those who are pregnant or under age 18.
How much does the flu shot cost?
Flu shots are covered in full by most insurance plans. If you don’t have insurance or are concerned about costs, we’re here to help you! Contact our billing office at 509-335-3575.
Make sure to bring your insurance card! We won’t be taking payment at the time of service for Flu Shot Fridays, but we’ll take down your insurance information for billing.
Is parking available?
We’ll have some parking spaces reserved in the green lot at Stadium Way and SE Nevada St for Flu Shot Fridays. Reserved spaces will be marked with orange cones. Metered parking spots are available on NE Washington St.
There are also a number of other zoned parking lots available nearby for permit holders. For a detailed parking map, visit Transportation Services. Our building is also easily accessible via public transit. Visit Pullman Transit for routes and schedules.
What type of shot will be given?
There are two types of flu shot: intradermal and intramuscular. Intradermal shots are given by injecting a small amount of concentrated flu vaccine in the top layers of the skin. The needle used for intradermal shots is smaller than a traditional shot, which makes this type a great choice if you have a fear of needles.
Intramuscular shots are given by injecting vaccine into the muscle. At Flu Shot Fridays, we typically give intradermal injections, but you can ask for an intramuscular injection if you’d prefer one.
Can I get a shot outside Flu Shot Friday hours?
Yes! Students can make an appointment online or by phone at our clinic to receive a flu shot at their convenience.