Eastern offers flu shots Friday, Wednesday

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor

With the upcoming flu season, Eastern is working to protect students and faculty from catching the flu by offering free flu shots at the health fair on Friday and Wednesday.

Employees, students, and retirees are all eligible for obtaining a flu shot on Wednesday.

Employees, retirees and students are available to get their shots between 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Wednesday in the University Ballroom and Bridge Lounge in the Martin Luther King Jr University Union.   

While students can also get their flu shots on Friday as well.

Students are available to get their shots on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the Library Quad. 

For students, they must bring their panther card. For employee and retirees, they must bring insurance card, if possible. If it is not possible, another option is bringing their panther card as well.  

Employees and retirees flu vaccines will be distributed by the Coles County Health Department.

Student flu shots are also available by appointment in the EIU Medical Clinic. 

On average, the around 1,500 students, faculty and staff attend the event. 

For those who are interested in being a health exhibitor, a booth dedicated to advertising or showing work or products related to the exhibition, there is no charge, but products can not be sold at the event and that the booth must be related to health. To register as an exhibitor, email [email protected]. 

Seasonal flu shots will be available every fall semester.  

For more information or direct questions, contact Emma Noble, the assistant director of health education and promotion, via email at [email protected]. 


Cam’ron Hardy can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].