Fight the Flu with Flu Shots

Flu shots are now available!

Getting your flu shot and protecting yourself from influenza (known as "the flu") is more important than ever this year. You may get the COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot during the same visit.

  • MUSC Health recommends that patients 6 months and older receive their flu shot by December.
  • Scheduling an appointment: Patients will need to make an appointment to receive their shot(s).

Flu Shot Schedule

We are pleased to offer flu shots at our Primary Care clinics conveniently located throughout Charleston, from downtown to Summerville. Appointments are required, so don't forget to schedule online through MyChart or call 843-792-7000.

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.