Western Michigan University students, faculty, staff and scholars are encouraged to get a flu shot (influenza vaccination) each year. The WMU Sindecuse Health Center offers the flu shot each year beginning in October. You must call their office to make an appointment, (269) 387-3287, or make an appointment online. Visit the WMU Sindecuse Health Center to learn more about the flu shot and other available vaccinations.
Influenza (seasonal flu) is a virus causing respiratory illness which ranges from mild to severe. Influenza is contagious and is spread mainly by droplets from coughs and sneezes. Each year's influenza vaccine contains protection for the virus types most likely to cause respiratory influenza during the coming winter.