Flu vaccinations are available at all Kaiser Permanente medical offices. Ask for the vaccine during your next appointment, or when you're already in a medical center for any other service. Flu shots are available for walk in at all medical centers in the injection rooms or primary care. Check the hours of the injection rooms as they can vary from medical center hours. For medical centers without injection rooms, flu shots are given in primary care. Call the medical center for additional times and locations.
Most plans include coverage for seasonal flu vaccinations. For some plans, deductibles and coinsurance may apply.
Flu vaccine is covered as an in-network preventive service for all Kaiser Permanente members.
The price for fee-for-service patients or non-Kaiser Permanente patients ranges between $20 to $90. Check with the medical center's front desk when you go in for a flu immunization.
You can get your vaccine at retail stores, pharmacies, or various community locations offering flu vaccinations.
Pharmacies that contract with Kaiser Permanente may offer flu vaccinations at no charge to Kaiser Permanente members; ask at the pharmacy if you will need to pay.
If you want to get a vaccination at a non-Kaiser Permanente facility, call Member Services at 1-888-901-4636 prior to getting vaccinated as some employers/plans may not cover outside services.
If you live in the Puget Sound area, you can get the vaccine at a walk-in CareClinic inside several Bartell Drugs locations. CareClinic is staffed with Kaiser Permanente physician assistants and nurse practitioners and are open daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
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The CDC recommends immunization for everyone 6 months and older. Flu vaccination is especially important for high-risk individuals, including children, pregnant women, adults over the age of 50, and those with chronic conditions. Caregivers for high-risk individuals should be vaccinated.
Once you receive your vaccine, it takes about two weeks for it to begin protecting you and will last until it's time for a vaccination next fall.
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For more information, see Seasonal flu Q&A.
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