Flu Shot Clinics 2020

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This fall is looking different across UW campuses. But one thing is for sure, this year getting your flu shot is more important than ever! Just like wearing a mask, washing your hands and keeping 6 feet of physical distancing, getting your flu shot is a critical way to protect your personal health as flu season begins. The Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual flu shot, and The Whole U is making it easy.

For those working or studying on or near campus, please consider getting your flu shot at one of The Whole U’s annual in-person flu shot clinics. Flu shot clinics are hosted at a variety of locations and use a vendor who complies with public health and safety guidelines.

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. Students: Check to see if your health insurance is accepted by the vendor.

Not on campus or use a health insurance provider that isn’t accepted? 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.


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How to Get a Flu Shot at UW

1. Search the list of clinics on the schedule below and register for a time slot.

2. Fill out and print the Insurance/Consent Form to bring with you. This is required.

3. Employees must complete the COVID-19 Symptom Attestation in Workday before you come to campus.

4. Show up at your registered clinic and time with your:

  • Insurance card (if applicable) or exact $30 cash/check for out-of-pocket payment
  • Photo ID
  • Printed and completely filled out insurance/consent form
  • Mask (required)

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Clinic vendor protocols

  • Clinic staff will have daily, in-person screenings that include temperature checks and an assessment of symptoms before entering campus.
  • All clinics will have hand sanitizer, UV light, and gloves.
  • All clinics will have designated lines with 6 ft distancing between patients.
  • All clinic staff are required to wear face masks at all times.
  • Surface areas will be frequently disinfected by clinic staff including in between each patient.
  • Clinic staff will maintain patient social distancing, modify furniture layout, and install transparent shields/tabletop privacy screens or other physical barriers.
  • All clinic stations will be spaced 6 feet apart.
  • All clinic rooms will have designated enter and exit doorways.
  • All clinics will follow the guidelines provided by UW Environmental Health & Safety.

Patient protocols

  • All patients are required to wear a mask at all times. Masking will be enforced by clinic staff.
  • All patients must wait in line, following the 6ft distancing that is outlined.
  • Patients who are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms will stay home and reschedule as available.
  • All patients are required to register for a clinic time slot.
  • All patients must bring their own, printed and completely filled out insurance/consent form. Pens will not be provided.
  • All patients paying out of pocket must bring exact cash or cash.
  • All employee patients must complete the COVID-19 Symptom Attestation in Workday.

Learn more about how the University is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic here.


2020 Clinic Schedule

Find a clinic convenient for you and register for a time slot! This year, you must register for a time slot at the clinic of your choice. All clinics are listed below by date or you can download the full 2020 schedule.

9/23/20 UW Athletics (UW Athletics only)
Husky Stadium, Touchdown Terrace
3800 Montlake Blvd NE 98195
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


9/29/20 UW Tower
South Cafeteria
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


10/5/20 UW Medicine SLU (UW Medicine only)
Building C, C123A/B
850 Republican Street, Seattle, 98109
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Register!


10/7/20 Red Square
4063 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98105
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


10/8/20 UW Bothell (Critical faculty and staff preferred)
Husky Hall, HH 1160
10909 NE 185th Street Bothell, WA 98011
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register!


10/13/20 Husky Union Building
HUB 106
4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


10/15/20 Health Sciences Building
T wing, T-473
1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle 98195
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


10/16/20 UW Tacoma
William Phillip Hall, first floor
1900 Commerce St., Tacoma WA 98402
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


10/20/20 UW Virology (UW Virology staff only)
1616 Eastlake, first floor conference room
1616 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Register!


10/21/20 UW Athletics (UW Athletics only)
Husky Stadium, Touchdown Terrace
3800 Montlake Blvd NE 98195
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!


10/22/20 – UW Facilities
Facilities Training Center, outside underneath the 45th Ave viaduct
4515 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Register!


10/22/20 UW Virology (UW Virology staff only)
1616 Eastlake, first floor conference room
1616 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register!


10/23/20 Seattle Campus drive-through clinic
E-18 Parking Lot
Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register!


Frequently Asked Questions

Questions:
What do I need to bring with me?
What insurance providers are accepted?
What if my insurance is not accepted or I have insurance?
How much do the flu shots costs if I choose to pay out-of-pocket?
Do I need to register for a clinic?
Can my family come with me?
What safety measures and COVID-19 precautions are the clinics taking?
Are the flu vaccinations preservative free? Do they contain mercury-based preservative thimerosal?
Where can I get proof of my flu shot vaccine?
Where can Harborview employees get a flu shot?
Where can UW Health Sciences students get a flu shot?
Where else can I get a flu shot?
I’d like to know more about GetAFluShot.com
Additional Resources

What do I need to bring with me?
1. Insurance card (if applicable, or $30 exact cash/check)
2. Photo ID
3. Insurance/consent form pre-filled out and printed. If you forget the form or don’t have a printer, you can ask for a consent form on-site. Please make sure to bring your own pen to complete the form as part of the COVID-19 safety protocols.
4. Mask

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 2020 Insurance Policy, click here.

What if my insurance is not accepted at the clinic or I do not have insurance?
You can choose to pay out of pocket in exact cash or check to receive your flu shot if your insurance is not accepted at the clinics or if you do not have insurance. Shots cost $30.

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?
Registration is required to secure your time slot and help us safely distance from one another. Register for each of the clinics at the registration link next to the date on the calendar schedule.

Can my family come with me?
Dependents over the age of 10 can attend a flu shot clinic. Minors must attend with a parent or guardian (who must also sign the claim/consent form). Dependents aged under 10 should see their health care provider. You must sign up each member of your family individually.

What safety measures and COVID-19 precautions are the clinics taking?
The safety precautions taken at all clinics are informed by UW Environmental Health & Safety, the Center for Disease Control, the clinic vendor GetaFluShot.com, and in compliance with local regulation. Your safety is our highest priority!

Click here to read about the safety measures being taken above.

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. There is a Health Sciences clinic scheduled on October 15, 2020.

Where else can I get a flu shot?
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.

6 Thoughts on “Flu Shot Clinics 2020”

On September 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM, Not me said:

How many people actually have access to a printer right now?

    On September 30, 2020 at 9:07 AM, Anna Tegelberg said:

    In order to limit the amount of high-touch surfaces, we ask that everyone do their best to bring their own form to the flu shot clinics. But, we also understand that not everyone has access to a printer! That’s why each clinic will have extra forms to fill out for those who forget or could not print their own form.

On September 16, 2020 at 8:03 AM, Concerned said:

Hello, is there an option under consideration for drive-thru flu shots? Gathering indoors and waiting and breathing the same air over and over is proven to be dangerous, even if you’re wearing a mask.

Several regions and even other schools have offered this possibility.

    On September 30, 2020 at 9:05 AM, Anna Tegelberg said:

    Hi there, all are welcome and encouraged to attend our drive-through clinic at the E1 parking lot on Seattle campus on October 23. I hope you can make it!

On September 16, 2020 at 10:39 AM, Terry Hardin said:

I live a mile from UWMC NW Hospital and they are not listed on the above list. How do I make arrangements to have my flu shot there. I am an employee. I had the shot there last year and it was easier than going into UWMC and HMC

    On September 30, 2020 at 9:04 AM, Anna Tegelberg said:

    Hi Terry, flu shots are required for almost all medical center workers at the University of Washington. UW Medical Center, UWMC Northwest Hospital and Harborview Medical Center have their own flu shot programs and campaigns for hospital/medical center employees. For this reason, The Whole U does not offer flu shot clinics at the medical centers. We also do not want to send more people to a hospital setting at this time than those who are already patients or working there. If you are an employee of UWMC NW Hospital, check in with your supervisor on how you can get your flu shot at NW again this year. Otherwise, we encourage you to explore the other clinic offerings, your local pharmacies, or making an appointment with your doctor. Thank you!

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