The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccination each flu season.
During fall flu clinics, SMU offers free flu shots for SMU students, benefit eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. SMU students also may obtain free flu shots, while supplies last, at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center during regular business hours. Free flu shot clinics are held around various locations on campus during the fall semester.
Bring your SMU ID card and wear short-sleeved shirts if possible.
Before You Go
To shorten your wait at the flu clinics, please take these steps.
- Review the flu vaccine information: Influenza Vaccine - What You Need to Know (Centers for Disease Control)
To Keep a Healthy SMU Campus, please:
- Get vaccinated.
- If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (sudden onset fever/chills, cough, body aches), it is important to see a medical provider early. To be effective, antiviral medications should be started within 48 hours after symptoms begin.
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with either a disposable tissue or your sleeve.
- Wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Persons who may have flu should stay at home to avoid spreading the illness to others.
Dallas county influenza resources and updates are available at : www.dallascounty.org.
More information about the flu is available at smu.edu/flu.