Medical Clinic

Influenza (Flu) information

Be a flu fighter!  

This year it is even more important to do everything you can to stay healthy, including protecting yourself and others with an annual influenza vaccination.

Get your flu vaccination at the Medical Clinic

  • Easy scheduling. Make an appointment that is convenient for your schedule Call: 320-308-3193 or schedule online: myhealthservices.stcloudstate.edu
  • Covered by insurance. Most insurance companies cover preventative services like a flu shot.
  • Don't let the flu mess up your semester. Influenza can take a person out of action for a week or more. The flu vaccine is your best insurance against missing school, especially during the end of the semester. 
  • Free digital thermometer. When you get your flu shot at St. Cloud State Medical Clinic, you will now get a free digital thermometer, while supplies last.

Why get the flu shot?

  • It can save your life. While the flu is common, it can cause some serious complications that sometimes require hospitalization, such as dehydration, worsening of chronic illnesses, bacterial pneumonia, and ear or sinus infections. In fact, influenza can lead to death in serious cases.
  • You won’t miss as many classes. It’s difficult to miss classes and stay caught up, especially when it’s from illness. Whether you are hospitalized or take time off to recuperate at home, getting the flu could cost you academically.
  • You cannot get the flu from the vaccine. A common misconception is that you can contract the flu from a flu vaccine, but that is not possible because the shot uses a deadened form of the virus.
  • It is your civic duty. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have caught the flu virus are contagious one day before they start to feel sick and for up to seven days after. Getting the flu shot will help protect your those people in your life that cannot get the flu shot.  
  • Pregnant people protect 2 for 1. People who are pregnant should be vaccinated to protect themselves and the baby. The vaccine also offers protection after babies are born. 

Ways to Prevent the Flu

Cold or Flu?

What to do if you believe you have influenza

When to seek medical advice

For additional help, please contact:

Medical Clinic
Eastman Hall 2nd Floor
320-308-3193
myhealthservices.stcloudstate.edu

Schedule a flu shot
Medical Care evenings/weekends

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