Where to Get a Flu Shot at UW

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This fall, combat flu season by getting your flu shot at the convenience of your own schedule on campus. There are over 15 clinics through the months of September, October, and November hosted by The Whole U. All UW faculty, staff, and students may get their flu shot at the UW flu shot clinics. The clinics are hosted at a variety of locations, times, and dates so that you can find the clinic closest to you. 

Dependents between ages 10-17 can attend a flu shot clinic with a parent or guardian (who must also sign the claim/consent form). Dependents aged under should see their health care provider.

No appointment is necessary for any of our clinics, but be sure to bring your insurance card (if applicable) and photo ID. For information on accepted insurance providers and the option to pay out of pocket, visit the Frequently Asked Questions below. 

Note: Faculty and staff enrolled in UW-provided PEBB health plans (Uniform Medical and Kaiser), plus graduate students enrolled in the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP), can obtain a free annual flu shot as allowed under the plans’ preventive care coverage. 

Calendar and Locations

Download the full schedule here, find your campus, and join us at a clinic that’s convenient for you. Add a clinic to your calendar so that you don’t forget! A comprehensive list of locations is included at the bottom of this page. 

2019 Consent Form

Download the 2019 Consent Form and pre-fill it out to help stream-line the clinic process. Each clinic will have blank forms and pens available to fill-out, but taking a few moments to print and bring your own will save time!

Flu shot FAQs

What do I need to bring with me?
1. Insurance card (if applicable, or $30)
2. Photo ID
3. Consent form pre-filled out (saves time!) Download the 2019 Consent Form here.

What insurance providers are accepted at the clinics?
UW Flu shot clinics are staffed by GetAFluShot.com clinicians. For a comprehensive list of accepted insurance providers and the 2019 Insurance Policy, click here.  

How much do the flu shots cost if I choose to pay out-of-pocket?
Flu shots cost $30 and must be paid via cash or check in person at the clinic you attend if you choose to pay out of pocket or are uninsured.

Do I need to register for a clinic?
No, registration is not needed in order to attend a clinic. However, we recommend filling out your consent form ahead of time to make the process smoother. Download the 2019 Consent Form here.

Are flu vaccinations preservative free? Do they contain the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal?
The vaccines used at our clinics are Quadrivalent (protects against all the known/identified flu viruses) preservative free vaccine. They contain no thimerosal or mercury.

Where can I get proof of my flu shot vaccination?
Employees who require documentation of their vaccination should be sure to request a receipt at the time of service. For lost or forgotten receipts, call the vendor directly and request a copy to be sent to you. You’ll need to provide your full name, as well as the date and place where you received your campus flu shot. Contact Getaflushot.com at 877-FLU-SHOT (877-358-7468).

Where can Harborview employees get a flu shot?
Harborview offers its own flu clinic. Harborview employees should contact HMC Employee Health Service at 206-744-3081 for more information.

Where can UW Health Sciences students get a flu shot?
UW Health Sciences students are required to receive annual influenza vaccination (or meet the waiver requirements) each year. Details about how to meet the requirement are available on the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) website.

Where can I get a flu shot if the clinics listed on the schedule are not close to my work OR if the clinic dates have already passed?
Most local pharmacies and several grocery store chains offer the seasonal influenza vaccine. While most providers will bill your plan directly, double check their billing method before getting vaccinated. To see a list of flu shot clinic locations, go to Flu Vaccine Finder.

I’d like to know more about GetAFluShot.com
GetAFluShot.com uses only licensed nurses, RNs & LPNs, to administer ALL immunizations. All vaccines used are approved & licensed by the FDA. To learn more about GetAFluShot.com and their professional standards, click here

Additional Resources
Check out working through flu season to learn more about workplace expectations during flu season, and read the CDC’s Vaccine Information Sheet (PDF). There’s also a list of tips and frequently asked questions for you to help prepare for, and prevent the flu.

UW Flu Clinic Schedule

Bothell Campus

Tuesday, October 15
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UW1 Building, Room 370

Tacoma Campus

Thursday, October 17
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
William Phillip Hall Building, Columbia Bank Lobby 1st Floor

Seattle Campus

Monday, September 23
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bagley Hall, Room 131

Tuesday, September 24
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bagley Hall, Room 131

Tuesday, October 1
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UW Tower C Building, North Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 2
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
UW Tower C Building, North Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 8
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building, Room 250

Monday, October 14
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Schmitz Hall, CIRCLE Office

Wednesday, October 16
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Facility Services Training Center

Thursday, October 31
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building, Room 214

Tuesday, November 5
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 326

Wednesday, November 6
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Intramural Activities Building, Room 246

Friday, November 8
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dempsey 302: Anthony’s Executive Forum

Tuesday, November 12
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Husky Union Building, South Ballroom

Belltown Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation

Wednesday, October 23
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
IHME, Suite 600


Wednesday, October 16
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Sandpoint Building 29, Lower Level Conference Room


Wednesday, October 23
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1616 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 320 

Health Sciences Building

Thursday, October 17
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Health Sciences 3rd Floor Lobby

Thursday, November 14
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Health Sciences 3rd Floor Lobby

South Lake Union

Tuesday, October 22
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
South Lake Union Building C, Room 123 A&B