Fight the Flu with Flu Shots

Flu shots are now available! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our community, the health of our patients and care team members remains our number one priority.

Getting your flu shot and protecting yourself from influenza (known as "the flu") is more important than ever this year, so we are making it easier for you and your loved ones with our drive-in flu shot clinics. You may get the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot vaccine during the same visit.

  • MUSC Health recommends that patients 6 months and older receive their flu shot by December.
  • Scheduling an appointment: The drive-in flu shot clinics will be held September through December. Patients will need to make an appointment to receive their shot(s).

2021 Drive-In Flu Shot Schedule

We are pleased to offer our drive-in clinics at convenient times throughout Charleston, from downtown to Summerville. Appointments are required, so don't forget to schedule online through MyChart. Patients will park in the designated flu shot parking area and don a mask. Patients will stay in their cars and a care team member will administer a flu shot through the open window.

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 & the Flu

Anyone six months of age and older.

The flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. The COVID-19 vaccine will remain a 2 to 3 dose series that lasts for several years and seasons, while the current design of the influenza (flu) vaccine continues to require annual updating and re-dosing.

Yes. They do not impact each other and can even be given during the same visit. A waiting period is not needed. Note: Patients awaiting test results for COVID-19 cannot get a flu shot. For anyone with COVID-19, the CDC recommends waiting a minimum of 10 days after a positive test result before getting the flu shot.

Flu is most common in the Fall and Winter. For most people, September to October is a good time to get the flu shot, though children and people in their third trimester of pregnancy may want to get it earlier.