Protect against the flu: A message from the SMU Health Center

As the spring term begins, SMU’s Dr. Bob Smith Health Center is reminding students to take precautions against the flu and help prevent its spread by getting a flu shot as soon as possible, if they have not yet already done so.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases of flu are increasing in Texas and across the country. We are closely monitoring flu advisories and reports from Dallas County and the CDC.

A flu shot and additional precautions

At SMU’s Health Center, flu shots are available to students at no cost, while supplies last. The Health Center (214-768-2141) is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Students are asked to bring their SMU IDs to the Health Center.

We are reminding students to take additional precautions, including to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water, and to get plenty of rest to keep the immune system working at its best. Students also are reminded to be aware of flu symptoms.

More information about the flu is at, including campus resources and guidelines for preventing and treating the flu.