Flu Shot Clinics 2021

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The Whole U is partnering with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to reschedule cancelled flu shot clinics from October. Thank you for your patience and grace as we have navigated these changes.

Everyone attending a flu shot clinic must register for an appointment with SVCA at the link below. Any previous sign-up for the cancelled clinics are no-longer held appointment times.

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.

Click here to view a list of accepted insurance. Note that TriCare and Signa are not accepted forms of insurance at these clinics.

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. Have your insurance card ready with you when signing up. You do not need any paperwork for these clinics.
  2. Show up at your registered clinic and time with your:
    1. Photo ID
    2. Understand and comply with the patient protocols listed below.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Clinic vendor protocols

  • Clinic staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • 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: Masks are required. All clinics follow the UW COVID-19 Face Covering Policy.
  • 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 an appointment.

Patients paying out of pocket will be invoiced after receiving their immunization. Payment can be made electronically by debit/credit card. No payment will be accepted at the time of service.


2021 Rescheduled Clinics

Note: More clinics are being rescheduled. Stay tuned for additional clinic details.

Registration required: Find a clinic below that works with your schedule and register for an appointment with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association. The online registration will ask you for insurance information. Have your insurance card ready. On the date of your clinic, arrive to the clinic at your appointment time and check-in. You will receive a confirmation email from SVNA to confirm your appointment.

REGISTER HERE

Flu shot clinics are listed below by date.

10/20/21UW 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.

10/21/21UW 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

10/25/21 — UW Athletics (ICA staff only)
Touchdown Terrace, Husky Stadium
3800 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA, 98195
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

10/25/21UW Facilities
Plant Services Building, Facilities Training Center
4515 25th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

10/27/21 — Husky Union Building
HUB Room 145
4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98195
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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. Photo ID
2. Mask
3. Appointment confirmation email, nurses can also look you up by name or phone number.

What insurance providers are accepted at the clinics?
UW Flu shot clinics are staffed by the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association. For a comprehensive list of accepted insurance providers, click here.

What if my insurance is not accepted at the clinic or I do not have insurance?
You can choose to pay $40 out of pocket for your flu shot. After you receive your immunization, you will pay using electronic payment from debit or credit.

How much do the flu shots cost if I choose to pay out-of-pocket?
$40. See question above for details on how to pay.

Do I need to register for a clinic?
Registration is required to secure your appointment time and help us safely distance from one another. Register for each of the clinics at the link provided above. When you register, you will also enter your insurance information.

Can my family come with me?
Dependents can attend a flu shot clinic. Children must be at least age 4 to attend. 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, and in compliance with local regulation. Your safety is our highest priority!

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

What type of flu vaccines are available? Are preservative free vaccines available?
SVCA uses Flucelvax Quadrivalent vaccine, manufactured by Seqirus for most patients. Each nurse will also have a supply of preservative-free vaccine, which can be made available at a patient’s request.

Where can I get proof of my flu shot vaccination?
Employees who require documentation of their vaccination should be sure to request a proof of vaccination form at the time of service. For lost or forgotten forms, email 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 the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association at info@seattlevna.com

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.

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.