Tips to Avoid the Flu from CSU Health Services

Flu season can begin as early as November, and CSU Health Services wants to help you stay healthy.

Students, faculty and staff can now obtain the flu vaccine through the student health center on both campuses. The cost is $20 for students and $25 for faculty and staff. CSU Health Services offers the following flu clinic hours, in which vaccines can be obtained.

Main Campus Student Health Clinic

(Located in Tucker Hall)


  • Monday: 2 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday: 8:30 to 11 a.m.

  • Wednesday: 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Friday: 8:30 to 11 a.m.


RiverPark Student Health Clinic

(Located in the courtyard behind the Broadway Crossing dorm)

  • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Friday: By appointment. Please call (706) 507-8347.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine before the end of October every year. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop the antibodies needed to protect against the flu. While it is recommended to get vaccinated early in the fall, later vaccinations - all the way through January - can still be beneficial.

In addition to getting the flu vaccine, CSU Health Services recommends taking the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

  • If possible, stay home when you are sick to prevent others from catching your illness.


To learn more about CSU Health services, visit healthservices.columbusstate.edu. For more information on influenza, visit www.flu.gov.