The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older, especially for pregnant women, people with chronic medical conditions, adults over the age of 50, and children under age 5.
As we head into flu season, you can help keep your employees healthy with an on-site flu shot clinic. Kaiser Permanente has negotiated flu shot rates with our preferred vendor, Maxim Healthcare Services, LLC. If you choose this preferred vendor, Maxim can bill Kaiser Permanente directly for Kaiser Permanente members who get the vaccine — at no cost to you or the member.
How do I schedule a clinic?
Reach out to your Kaiser Permanente account manager at least 6 weeks before you want to have a clinic. Your account manager will connect you with a Maxim representative who you’ll work with directly to organize the event.
What if my employees can’t attend the clinic?
Employees who are also Kaiser Permanente members can get the flu vaccine at several locations:
- Any Kaiser Permanente medical facility. Flu shots are available during medical appointments and on a walk-in basis during regular facility hours.
- Bartell Drugs. If you live in the Puget Sound area, you can get the shot at a walk-in CareClinic inside 15 Bartell Drugs locations. CareClinic locations are staffed with Kaiser Permanente physician assistants and nurse practitioners and are open daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Some pharmacies, retail stores, and other community locations. Pharmacies that contract with Kaiser Permanente may offer flu shots at no charge to Kaiser Permanente members; members should ask the pharmacy if they’ll need to pay. Some retail stores and community locations also offer the flu shot, but it may not be covered by your plan.
Before getting the flu shot at a non-Kaiser Permanente facility, members should call Member Services at 1-888-901-4636. We can help them find the most convenient location and check whether the cost will be covered by their plan.
Top 10 flu myths — busted
No, the flu shot cannot cause the flu. Yes, you need this year’s flu shot even if you got one last year. Learn more about the flu vaccine in our top 10 flu shot myths blog post.