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 not currently available at the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center and we are unable to schedule appointments until the vaccine is received. When flu vaccine is received, we will post an update here and you will be able to call and make an appointment.

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. Community clinic information can be found on the calendar link on this webite.


Medicare and Medicaid are billed for flu and pneumonia immunizations. For those without Medicare or Medicaid, the cost of the flu shot is $25.00 (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.