It’s officially the start of flu season, and it’s more important than ever to get a flu vaccine. With infectious disease experts predicting that flu could come back with a punch this season, as well as the continued threat of COVID-19, a flu shot is your best defense against the flu and can eliminate confusion around which illness you may have.
Flu vaccines are available at no cost to all Kaiser Permanente members who are 6 months and older. Explore different ways to get your flu shot below. Find information on how to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which is safe to receive at the same time as your flu shot.
Easy ways to get your no-cost flu shot
Visit kp.org/mydoctor/flu and enter your location to see which options are available to you.
- Walk in to an indoor flu clinic operating at certain Kaiser Permanente medical centers without an appointment. You can also ask about getting the flu vaccine during your doctor’s visit.
- Visit a participating retail pharmacy with no appointment needed. Flu vaccines are available at the below retailers from October 1 to March 31, 2022. All you need is your photo ID and Kaiser Permanente member ID.
- You can drive up to flu-shot clinics offered at some Kaiser Permanente medical center locations without leaving your car.
- Walk-up flu-shot clinics are operating outside certain Kaiser Permanente medical centers.
How to prepare for your flu shot
To minimize wait time and help lessen vehicle congestion, please follow the below guidelines when coming for your flu shot at Kaiser Permanente.
- Before you go, remember to check which flu-clinic options are available at your nearest location.
- Have your photo ID and your Kaiser Permanente member ID card ready at check-in.
- Wear a mask and short sleeves.
- Do not block fire zones, disabled parking spaces, or any facility entrances with your vehicle.
- Practice social distancing and stand 6 feet apart from others.
If you’re experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, complete a Coronavirus/COVID-19 Concerns E-visit before getting your flu shot. The flu shot is a safe, effective way to protect yourself and loved ones. Learn more.