Influenza (flu) vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu and its potentially serious health complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu vaccines can:

  • Reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with the flu
  • Reduce the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick
  • Reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization
  • Protect pregnant people during and after pregnancy
  • Protect people around you including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness
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Flu shots are available at the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday - Friday between 8:30 and 4:30 (except holidays). Due to COVID-19 protocol, walk in services are currently not available.

Flu clinics are offered to the public during the months of October and November. Some clinics are drive-thru to allow getting the vaccine from the comfort of your car. Please revisit this page to find our calendar for dates, times, and locations when they are available.


Medicare and Medicaid are billed for flu and pneumonia immunizations. For those without Medicare or Medicaid, the cost of the flu shot is $20.00 (please call for pneumonia pricing).

Pandemic Flu Planning

The best position during a flu pandemic is to be prepared. For individuals and our community at large, preparedness guidance can be found in the checklists below (PDFs). Please use them as a valuable resource to help prepare for an influenza pandemic.