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Flu shots and health screenings

Drive thru flu shot clinics are available to eligible faculty, staff, retirees and dependents to help protect and promote your health. Flu shots are also available with your primary care physician, a quick care location or a provider location. Learn more below.

Flu shots  |  Health screenings



Flu shots

Protect yourself, your family, your students and your community. Get a flu shot and be prepared for this flu season!


Who is eligible?

Any University of Missouri System faculty or staff member, dependent above the age of seven, or retiree may get a flu shot at one of our drive-thru campus clinics. If you are enrolled in the Healthy Savings Plan, the Custom Network Plan, the PPO Plan or a University of Missouri (UM) System Retiree Health Plan, your flu shot is covered by your health plan. If you are not enrolled in any of these UM medical plans, there will be a $25.00 fee for the vaccine.

Children 7 years and older enrolled in a UM medical plan--and accompanied by a parent or guardian--may receive the vaccine. Due to different vaccination needs, children age 6 and younger should obtain their flu vaccine from their health care provider, health department or community clinic. 

Please note: MU Health Care employees will receive a free vaccination from their Staff Health office. University students can receive a flu shot at their Student Health office.


What should I bring?

When visiting a drive-thru flu shot clinic, bring:

  • A completed flu shot consent form (download this PDF)
  • Your insurance card -- Bring this card if you are enrolled in a UM medical plan and want to ensure your shot is free.
    --OR--
  • $25* cash or check made out to MU Health Care -- Bring payment if you are not enrolled in a UM medical plan and are electing to pay for your vaccination at one of our clinics. High-dose flu vaccines for seniors and those
  • A cloth face covering or other approved face covering for anyone who will be present in the car at the clinic, whether they are receiving a vaccination or not. Please note, children under two should not wear cloth face coverings.

Tips

  • Be ready to present  your flu shot consent form and insurance card to staff when they approach you.
  • You'll receive your vaccinations from the convenience of your car. It's recommended you wear loose-fitting clothing or short sleeves so your arm is easily accessible.
  • When receiving your shot, please keep your face covering on and face forward to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
  • Signs will be placed to help direct traffic flow and a clinic staff member will screen each person for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. Please be patient and anticipate a wait.
  • After you have received your vaccination, park in the observation area for 15 minutes. You are not required to wear a cloth face covering during that time.

*Please note, high-dose vaccines, available to some individuals over the age of 65, may be provided for a cost of $60.


How do I register?

No registration or appointment is necessary. Just come to one of the drive-thru clinics on the dates listed below.


Schedule

Drive thru flu shot clinics for 2020 are as follows:

Columbia

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Mizzou Arena parking lot SG-5P
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Mizzou Arena parking lot SG-5P
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Mizzou Arena parking lot SG-5P
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Mizzou Arena parking lot SG-5P
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Mizzou Arena parking lot SG-5P
3:30-6:30 p.m.


Kansas City

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Hospital Hill Parking Garage - E. 24th Terrace & Charlotte St.
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Volker Campus Cherry St. Parking Garage - 50th & Oak St.
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Volker Campus Cherry St. Parking Garage - 50th & Oak St.
3:30-6:30 p.m.


Rolla

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Parking lot C-11 (off 9th St. between Main and State St.)
3:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Parking lot C-11 (off 9th St. between Main and State St.)
3:30-6:30 p.m.


Saint Louis

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Parking Lot K
2:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 22
Parking Lot K
2:30-5:30 p.m.

If you were unable to attend a drive-thru flu shot clinic offered by the university, you may also get your vaccination at other locations offering flu shots.


Locations

Drive-thru locations at each university will be announced shortly. Check back for more information closer to the clinic dates.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are flu shots covered by university medical insurance?

Yes, flu shots are covered by university medical insurance if you are enrolled in a medical insurance plan. During flu season, the university offers dedicated on-campus flu shot clinics for faculty and staff. MU Health Care employees will receive a free vaccination from their Staff Health office. University students can receive a flu shot at their Student Health office.

How should I prepare to attend a drive-thru flu shot clinic?

To help the drive-thru clinics run efficiently and create the shortest wait times for participants, please bring a completed flu shot consent form and the appropriate insurance card for each employee or dependent receiving a vaccination. Be ready to present these items to staff when they approach your car.

Are COVID-19 prevention strategies in place at the drive-thru clinics?

Yes. Each drive-thru clinic will have screeners in place to take temperatures and ask about COVID-19 symptoms. If you feel ill or are experiencing any symptoms that could be related to COVID-19, schedule a virtual visit online to receive a referral for a COVID-19 testing. Attend a drive-thru clinic at a later date to receive your flu shot once you no longer have symptoms. You may also choose to get your vaccination from another location offering flu shots or your primary care provider when you are feeling well.

To protect staff members and patients, anyone who is in a vehicle at the drive-thru flu shot clinic (receiving a vaccination or otherwise) is required to wear a cloth face covering that covers the mouth, nose and surrounding areas of the lower face. It is recommended that coverings be made with at least 2 layers of fabric. Please note, children under the age of two should not wear cloth face coverings.

Those staffing the clinics will wear appropriately protective equipment and maintain social distancing to the extent possible.

How does a drive-thru flu shot clinic work?

At a drive-thru flu shot clinic, patients will be seen at designated university parking lots and receive their vaccinations from the convenience of their cars. Please be patient and anticipate a wait.

Signs will be placed to help direct traffic flow and a clinic staff member will screen each person for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. Someone will collect insurance information, payment and provide additional details about the process.

Any person in the car who is eligible to receive a flu vaccine will receive it from the convenience of the car. It's recommended you wear loose-fitting clothing or short sleeves so your arm is easily accessible when you receive your vaccination. When receiving your shot, please keep your cloth face covering on and face forward to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Am I required to wear a face covering if I attend a drive-thru clinic?

Yes. In order to protect the health care workers providing you with your vaccination, you are required to wear a cloth face covering that covers the mouth, nose and surrounding areas of the lower face. It is recommended coverings be made with at least 2 layers of fabric. Children under the age of two should not wear cloth face coverings.

After you have received your vaccination, you will be asked to park in an observation area for 15 minutes to ensure you do not have an adverse reaction to the flu shot. You are not required to wear a cloth face covering during that time.


Additional Information

The Vaccine Information Statement from the CDC provides additional information about the flu vaccine and answers some common questions. You can also contact the HR Service Center at (573) 882-2146 or HRServiceCenter@umsystem.edu.

Read our Notice of Privacy Practices.



Health screenings

All faculty, staff, retirees, and their family members are encouraged to complete all applicable preventive health screenings, as appropriate for their age group. Remember: Preventive care is 100% free to employees/retirees and their dependents covered under a university medical plan.

Reviewed 2020-09-14