Flu Shots Protect Us
Influenza closely resembles COVID-19 with symptoms like fever and cough, so it’s hard to tell the difference. Without a flu immunization, you’re at risk of contracting both flu and COVID-19, perhaps simultaneously even. The healthcare system is currently strained, so that’s why protecting yourself with a flu shot is vital to public health. It’s also important that you get your flu shot early in the season. After getting a flu vaccine, it takes about two weeks for your body to develop the antibodies that will protect you from influenza. Want more info? Check out our blog post describing the dangers of flu during the COVID-19 pandemic, and responses to common vaccine criticisms.
Flu vaccines for students will be provided by WSU Cougar Health Services. Vaccines for faculty, staff and family members will be administered and billed through our partner Range Community Clinic.
Join Us for Flu Shot Fridays: October 1-October 29
Appointments are required.
- Students can schedule an appointment through the CHS patient portal.
- Faculty, staff and family members will schedule through Range Community Clinic and check in at the mobile unit on-site. A limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) are available to request when making an appointment.
- Questions about faculty, staff and family vaccines should be sent to Keli Riley at email@example.com.
Flu Shot Friday schedule
Appointments are required for all flu shots.
- October 1 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
- October 8 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Chinook Student Center
- October 15 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
- October 22 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
- October 29 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Chinook Student Center
- Prior to your arrival, check for COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, or headache. If showing any symptoms, please do not attend the event. See the full CDC symptoms list here.
- If you know or think you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not attend the event. See self-quarantine resources for assistance.
- Wear a mask.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Please bring your CougarCard (or Photo ID) and proof of insurance*
Flu shots are covered 100% by most insurance plans.
- Students can contact the CHS billing office at 509-335-3575 with questions about coverage or for those currently without medical insurance.
- Faculty, staff and family members can contact Keli Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-505-7481 with questions about coverage or for those currently without medical insurance.
Make sure to bring your insurance card! We will not take payment at the time of service for Flu Shot Fridays, but we will get your insurance information for billing.