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Flu shot clinics

Keep you and your family fully functioning this year by avoiding the flu and getting vaccinated. Every fall, we offer a series of free flu shot clinics across campus for faculty, staff, and retirees. If you’re eligible for PEBB benefits, or you’re a student-employee with a GAIP health plan or ISHIP health plan, view the schedule below and join us at a clinic that’s convenient for you.

Covered dependents between ages 11-17 can attend a flu shot clinic with a parent or guardian (who must also sign the claim/consent form). Dependents age 10 and under should see their health care provider.

No appointment is necessary for any of our clinics, but be sure to bring your insurance card and photo ID.

Calendar and locations

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. UW Benefits hosts a clinics at a variety of campus locations throughout autumn quarter. To find a convenient location check out the Flu Shot Clinic calendar

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UW Health Science Students

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.

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Student flu shots

If you’re a UW student who doesn’t qualify for one of our free clinics, we also offer the flu vaccine on campus at Hall Health. Walk-ins are welcome, but we suggest you call in advance at 206-685-1018 to make sure the vaccine is available. Local pharmacies and grocery stores also carry the vaccine, and to see a list of locations, visit the Flu Vaccine Finder.

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Flu shot FAQs

These FAQs are for the 2017-2018 season.

What are Trivalent and Quadrivalent vaccines?
Vaccines that give protection against three viruses are called trivalent vaccines. Vaccines that give protection against four viruses are called quadrivalent vaccines.

Will you be offering the Trivalent or Quadrivalent vaccine?
This year, we’ll offer only the Quadrivalent vaccine, which is the most effective vaccine available.

Are flu vaccinations preservative free? Do they contain the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal?
The vaccines used at our clinics are preservative free. 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 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.

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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.

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