Dr. Bob Smith Health Center Still Offering Flu Shots

Stay protected as we enter the height of influenza season by getting your free flu shot at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center.  This option is available for all SMU students, faculty and staff.

Remember: The seasonal flu and COVID-19 have similar symptoms, making it difficult to differentiate between the two without a lab test. You can help ease the burden on the healthcare system by minimizing your chance of getting the flu.

The Health Center offers the flu shots Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. It’s free and convenient. No appointment is necessary. 


Aside from the Health Center option, SMU faculty and staff may also get a flu shot from the same drive-thru Urgent Care facility where COVID-19 testing is available. Expressway Tower on SMU’s East campus is offering free flu shots every weekday. Please schedule an appointment in advance here and remember to bring your SMU ID.

You can avoid a consultation to receive a flu shot by typing in “flu shot” under the field titled: “Reason for visit.”

While vaccinations are mostly administered from the comfort of your own vehicle, inclement weather may slightly alter this procedure.

Free shots are also available with SMU insurance at Walgreens, Kroger, Costco, CVS and CVS-Target pharmacies.