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

View flu shot clinic locations and dates.

Seattle @ Guggenheim Hall – September 26
September 26, 2016 – Monday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guggenheim Hall, Room 220
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Flu Shot Flyer Gugg (PDF)

Seattle @ Architecture Hall – September 27
September 27, 2016 – Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Architecture Hall, Room 160
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Flu-Shot-Flyer-Arc-Hall-2016 (3)

Seattle @ Husky Union Building – October 5, November 3
Clinic #1 October 5, 2016 – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
HUB, Room 250
Clinic #2 November 3, 2016 – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
HUB, Room 250
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Flu Shot Flyer HUB (PDF)
Note: Visit the November 3 flu clinic and take advantage of the UW Benefits Fair!

Seattle @ UW Tower – October 10, October 11
Clinic #1: October 10, 2016 – Monday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Clinic #2: October 11, 2016 – Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UW Tower, Building C, 4th Floor Cafeteria
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195
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Flu Shot Flyer UW Tower (PDF)
Note: More information about pedestrian access to the UW Tower during construction.

Tacoma – October 12
October 12, 2016 – Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
William Philip Hall
Columbia Bank Lobby & Kopp Gallery, 1st floor
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Flu Shot Flyer Tacoma (PDF)

Bothell – October 13
October 13, 2016 – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
UW1 Building, Room 103
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
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Flu Shot Flyer Bothell (PDF)

Sandpoint – October 14
October 14, 2016 – Friday 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Building # 29
Lower Level Conference Room
6200 NE 74th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
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Flu Shot Flyer Sandpoint (PDF)

Seattle @ Facility Services – October 14
October 14, 2016 – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Plant Services Building
4515 – 25th Avenue NE
Facility Services Training Center
Innovation Room #1
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Flu Shot Flyer Fac Serv (PDF)

Health Sciences – October 18, November 16
Clinic #1 October 18, 2016 – Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Lobby
Clinic #2 November 16, 2016 – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Health Sciences Lobby
Health Sciences Building
1959 N.E. Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
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Flu Shot Flyer Health Sciences (PDF)

South Lake Union – October 19
October 19, 2016 – Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Room C-123-A & B
850 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109-4725
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Flu Shot Flyer SLU (PDF)

Seattle @ Dempsey Hall – October 20
October 20, 2016 – Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Foster School of Business, Anthony’s Executive Forum
Dempsey Hall, Room 302
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Flu Shot Flyer Dempsey Hall (PDF)

Eastlake – October 25
October 25, 2016 – Tuesday 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
1616 Eastlake Avenue E, Suite 320
Seattle, WA 98102
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Flu Shot Flyer Eastlake (PDF)

Belltown – October 25
October 25, 2016 – Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
2301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121
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Flu Shot Flyer Belltown (PDF)
Note: IHME is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Bell Street in the Belltown area, north of downtown.

UW Medicine employees and volunteers

UW Medical Center and Harborview employees and volunteers are required to complete and document their flu shots. Follow directions provided by the hospitals regarding immunization requirements and documentation.

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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 2016/2017 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 the Trivalent vaccine, which should cover the most common strains of flu for this season. Again this year, the CDC does not have a recommendation on Trivalent vaccine over the Quadrivalent vaccine.

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.

This year our vendor is administering Afluria which is manufactured in Australia by GSK. It is the same vaccine as has been used in previous years with a couple of modifications – the single prefilled dose does not contain preservative and is free of any natural rubber latex in it, or at the tip.

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 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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