Prevent Possible Tridemic

A steady increase in respiratory illnesses across the United States as winter approaches has led health experts to warn of a possible “tridemic,” widespread occurrences of influenza (flu), COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

When a cold is more than a cold.

Symptoms of flu, COVID-19 and RSV typically mimic the common cold but can cause severe infection in some individuals. The three respiratory illnesses also share many of the same symptoms, including fever, cough and runny nose.

Keep yourself healthy and safe.

Flu, COVID-19 and RSV can be transmitted through droplets in the air. Flu and RSV are mainly spread when a person coughs or sneezes, but could also be spread by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching your face before washing your hands.

  • Stay up to date on vaccination.
  • 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.

Get your shot.

The best way to prevent flu and COVID-19 and their potentially serious complications is to get vaccinated. 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.

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.


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

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