Know Your Flu Facts

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory disease that can cause mild to severe illness. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Protect our community.

Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands of people die from flu. WVU encourages annual vaccination to keep our campus and local community healthy and safe.

Get your shot.

WVU is hosting flu vaccination clinics throughout October. In addition to an on-campus clinic, students, faculty and staff can get a flu shot from a primary care provider or visit WVU Medicine Student Health or WVU Medicine Urgent Care during regular business hours.

Stay informed.

Following two mild flu seasons, due in part to COVID-19 safety guidelines such as masking and social distancing, experts are predicting more widespread infection this year. It’s recommended to get vaccinated by the end of October in order to provide protection during the peak of flu season in fall and winter.

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Keep yourself healthy and safe.

Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Take the following everyday preventive actions to help protect yourself and others:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Do not touch your mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your face when sneezing or coughing (even when wearing a mask).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.

Quick Information

  • If you need after-hours care, please visit the Suncrest Town Center Urgent Care location.
  • Student Health walk-ins are encouraged, but appointments are requested for some services, including allergy injections.
  • Student Health accepts most commercial insurances with a co-pay due at the time of service. A self-pay option is available with a deposit at the time of service, and we accept Mounty Bounty.
  • New students: Register for WVU Student Health Services.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:45 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Student Health Services is closed on WVU-sanctioned holidays.

Holiday Hours

  • Nov. 21, Nov. 22, Nov. 23: 9:45 am to 4:00 pm
  • Nov. 24, Nov. 25, Nov. 26, Nov. 27: Closed
  • Regular hours resume on Nov. 28.


WVU Health and Education Building
390 Birch Street
Morgantown, WV 26505

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