Why get a flu shot
JBU is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to get a flu shot this year to help us reduce the additional complications flu seasons presents during the pandemic.

  • The symptoms of the flu mimic COVID-19 symptoms and will be treated as such until the student can be tested for the flu and/or COVID-19. (A positive flu test will still result in the student being isolated, but the timeframe will be more dependent on flu symptoms and will not usually result in quarantining additional contacts.)
  • Contracting the flu at the same time as COVID-19 would severely increase the complications of both diseases. 

Where to get a flu shot
The Walmart Neighborhood Market pharmacists will be on campus Oct. 19-23 from 11-2 each day to administer flu shots. Bring your photo ID and insurance card to the area under the LRC breezeway. No money is needed. Most insurances cover the full cost of the shot ($36.88). If yours does not, you will be billed later.

If you can’t make it then, you can also get a flu shot at: 

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • Broadhurst Medical Clinic
  • Holly Street Clinic

No insurance or no coverage for the flu shot?
The Benton County Health Department is offering free vaccines. Go to 101 W. University St. No appointment necessary but you can call 479-549-3794 if you have questions.

Need transportation help?
On Thursday, Oct. 22 JBU will be providing transportation for those students who need it. We’ll be departing regularly from the flagpoles between 2-4 p.m.

Contest Details
Provide proof that you have had a flu vaccine between September 1 and Oct. 23 to be entered to win one of several prizes. You may submit either a photo of a receipt showing you got the vaccine, or a flu shot selfie. Winners will be chosen at random. (Faculty and staff are also eligible for the contest.) 

To enter the contest, tag @JohnBrownUniversity on Instagram in a story or post, or email SocialMedia@jbu.edu.