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Flu vaccine locations near MSU

October 28, 2019
<p>A student walks into Olin Health Center on Oct. 23, 2017.</p>

A student walks into Olin Health Center on Oct. 23, 2017.

Photo by Anntaninna Biondo | The State News

It's that dreaded time of year ⁠— flu season. For a college campus like Michigan State, a flu strain can spread easily. According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, this year’s flu season could be intense.  

Flu shots can help you prevent catching the flu and limit the impact of the virus. Here are some East Lansing locations where some residents can get their flu shot: 

CVS Pharmacy 

Where: 240 M.A.C Ave., East Lansing, MI 

When: Sunday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m.  

How: CVS allows walk in and scheduled appointments. 

Cost: Free with certain insurance plans, but you only will have to pay the co-payment if required by insurance plan. 

Olin Health Center  

Where: 463 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 

When: Weekdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and closed on Sunday 

How: Schedule an appointment by visiting or by calling 517-353-4660 

Cost: Varies based on insurance plan 

Residential Neighborhood Clinics 

Where: 

East Neighborhood: South Hubbard room 127 

South Neighborhood: Holden Hall room G-17 

River Trail Neighborhood: West McDonel room 9  

Brody Neighborhood: Brody Complex room 148 

North Neighborhood: Due to Olin Health Center's proximity, North Neighborhood does not have its own clinic. 

When: Hours vary in each Neighborhood 

How: Schedule an appointment by dropping in or calling 517-353-4660 

Cost: Varies based on insurance plan 

Rite Aid 

Where: Brookfield Plaza, 1399 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 

When: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

How: No appointment needed, drop ins welcome 

Cost: No cost with most insurances 

Walgreens 

Where: 3425 E. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI 48912 

When: Sunday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 

How: Walk ins welcome or schedule an appointment here

Cost: Free with most insurances. Also, Walgreens is donating $0.23 for every flu shot administered with their “Get a shot. Give a shot.” program.

Kroger Pharmacy 

Where: 1550 W. Lake Lansing Rd., East Lansing, MI 

When: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

How: By calling 517-351-9445 or drop in

Cost: Free with most insurances 

Using hand sanitizer after washing your hands could be the difference between missing a week of classes and a productive week. Having a balanced diet and getting adequate sleep can go a long way to prevent you from catching the flu this winter.  

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