Colds & Flu: What to do?
Get Your Flu Shot in Your Neighborhood
Flu Shots are available by appointment at all 5 locations. You can call ahead or walk-in to schedule an appointment at Olin Health Center. Going to Brody, Holden, Hubbard, or McDonel? You can walk-in to schedule an appointment (though there may be a wait if they are busy). Don't forget to confirm your Neighborhood Clinic hours.
- Call 517.353.4660 to schedule an appointment (this is a nurse visit and does not count against the 'three visits')
- Bring your insurance card so we can bill your insurance for the flu vaccine
Prevention & Self-Care
Over 50% of MSU students reported having colds or flu last year*. Don't let colds and flu knock you out of commission. Learn how to protect yourself and do your part to prevent the spread of colds and flu.
Wash your hands with soap and water. Often.
Get a flu shot each year. March is not too late.
- Find out why you need one from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Review our Flu Facts brochure to learn how to prevent, recognize and treat the flu; and how to tell if it is a cold, flu, or something more.
- ILI Care Guidelines can help if you have been diagnosed with the flu or an influenza-like illness (ILI).
Flu.gov is the place to go for information on risk, symptoms, treatment, prevention, and more.
If you aren't feeling well and aren't sure whether to see a medical provider, call our 24/7 Phone Information Nurse for help with medical decision-making. 517.353.5557
*Data is from the 2014 ACHA-National College Health Assessment (NCHA) of MSU students. For the full MSU NCHA report, visit http://ippsr.msu.edu/NCHA/NCHA_2014_Report.pdf