Flu Shot Clinics 2021

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Get protected against this year’s seasonal flu by signing up for one of our on-campus flu shot clinics this fall.

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. 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
  • Understand and comply with the patient protocols listed below.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Clinic vendor protocols

  • Clinic staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have daily, in-person screenings that include temperature checks and an assessment of symptoms before entering campus.
  • Clinics will have hand sanitizer and gloves.
  • Clinic staff are required to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Surface areas will be frequently disinfected by clinic staff including in between each patient.
  • Clinic staff will maintain patient distancing, modify furniture layout, and install transparent shields/tabletop privacy screens or other physical barriers as needed.
  • Clinics will follow all safety guidelines provided by UW Environmental Health & Safety.

Patient protocols

  • Masking: All clinics will follow the UW COVID-19 Face Covering Policy. All patients must mask when receiving your shot out of respect for clinician safety, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All patients must wait in line, and be respectful of allowing others personal space. A 6-foot physical distance from other people is recommended.
  • 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 and additional forms will not be guaranteed at all clinics.
  • All patients paying out of pocket must bring exact cash or check.

2021 Clinic Schedule

Registration required: Register for a time slot at the clinic of your choice. Flu shot clinics are listed below by date. Download the 2021 schedule.

9/28/21 UW Tower
South Cafeteria
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/4/21 UW Medicine SLU (UW Medicine only)
Building C, C123A/B
850 Republican Street, Seattle, 98109
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/6/21 Red Square
4063 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98105
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/12/21 Husky Union Building
HUB Lyceum
4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/14/21 Health Sciences Building
Health Sciences Lobby, T-Wing
2nd floor entrance off N.E. Pacific Street
1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle 98195
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/18/21 UW Athletics (ICA staff only)
Touchdown Terrace
Husky Stadium
3800 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/19/21 UW Tacoma
William Phillip Hall, first floor
Milgard Assembly Room
1900 Commerce St., Tacoma WA 98402
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

10/20/21 UW Virology (UW Virology staff only)
1616 Eastlake, first floor conference room
1616 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register!

10/21/21 UW Virology (UW Virology staff only)
1616 Eastlake, first floor conference room
1616 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA 98102
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Register!

10/26/21 UW Bothell
Husky Hall, HH 1160
10909 NE 185th Street Bothell, WA 98011
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register!

UW Facilities
Details coming soon


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 can attend a flu shot clinic. Children must be at least age 10 to attend. Minors must attend with a parent or guardian (who must also sign the claim/consent form). Please consult your health care provider when deciding at what age to begin vaccinating your children for the flu at an offsite public clinic setting. 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.

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.