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Flu season is here and we've got you covered
Flu vaccines are always important, but they’re especially important this year to prevent overwhelming the local health care system as we confront both flu and COVID-19 this fall and winter.
The flu — aka influenza — is a contagious respiratory virus that can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes death. Hospitals treat thousands of people for serious flu complications every year. Those at especially high risk of hospitalization include:
For the 2020-2021 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone to get a flu vaccine (except infants younger than 6 months old), preferably in September or October.
The Portland Clinic is currently offering flu vaccines by appointment only for established patients. See below for further details.
|Downtown||Mon-Fri||Ages 18 years or older|
|Northeast||Mon-Fri||Ages 6 months or older|
|*Beaverton||Mon-Fri||Ages 6 months to 18 years|
|Tigard||Mon-Sat||Ages 9 years or older|
|South||Mon-Fri||Ages 6 months or older|
* NOTE: Currently, at our Beaverton and Downtown clinic, flu vaccines for adult patients ages 19 years or older will only be given during a scheduled provider appointment. We will open up adult flu vaccine appointments as soon as we are able. Adult patients at our Beaverton or Downtown clinic can schedule their flu vaccine appointment at one of our other clinic locations or at their local pharmacy.
Please note that we are no longer offering a high-dose flu vaccine for the 2020-2021 flu season.
SCHEDULING A FLU VACCINE APPOINTMENT
Due to COVID-19, flu vaccines are available to established patients by appointment only, to allow for physical distancing and enhanced cleaning procedures between patients.
We encourage you to schedule a flu vaccine appointment through your MyChart account or by calling our scheduling line at 503-223-3113.
To schedule a flu vaccine appointment through MyChart, follow the steps below:
If you are coming in to see your provider for another issue, you can get a flu shot during your appointment.
We are happy to bill your insurance for your flu vaccine. If you plan to pay out-of-pocket, you will be required to pay $42 at the time of your vaccination. Please note that for the high-dose flu vaccine (formulated for adults 65 or older), the out-of-pocket fee will be $75.
Do you have questions about the 2020-2021 flu season? If so, learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.