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 even further 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 2022-2023 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. Patients ages 18 years and older
Northeast Mon.-Fri. Patients ages 6 months and older
Beaverton Mon.-Fri. Patients ages 6 months and older
Tigard Mon.-Sat. Patients ages 9 years and older
South Mon.-Fri. Patients ages 6 months and older
Please note, we are offering high-dose flu vaccines to patients who are 65 years and older at all our clinic locations for the 2022-2023 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 strongly encourage you to get your flu vaccine during a scheduled visit with your provider, or you can schedule a flu vaccine appointment by calling our scheduling line at 503-223-3113.
We are able to bill your insurance for your flu vaccine. If you plan to pay out-of-pocket, you will be required to pay $45 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 is $90.
Do you have questions about the 2022-2023 flu season? If so, learn more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.