Flu Season Resources
The flu can quickly put your life on hold. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can spread like wildfire. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Flu Shot Clinics
Every fall, UW Benefits offers a series of free flu shot clinics in a variety of campus locations for faculty, staff, and retirees covered by a PEBB health plan and for students covered by a GAIP or an ISHIP plan.
- No appointment is necessary — just drop by one of the clinics listed below.
- Be sure to bring your health insurance card and photo ID.
- Download and complete this Claim form, otherwise you may pay $25 by cash or check and seek reimbursement from your health plan.
- Wear short sleeves or layered clothing so your shot can be easily administered.
- Be sure to ask the attendant for a receipt if you need one.
View entire schedule here or choose a specific location below:
October 28, 2014 - Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
2301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121
- IHME is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Bell Street in the Belltown area, north of downtown.
- Printable Flyer
- Download PDF
October 13, 2014 - Monday
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
UW Tower, Building C, 4th Floor Cafeteria
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195
View Campus Map
- More information about pedestrian access to the UW Tower during construction.
- Printable Flyer
- Download PDF
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.
UW Health Sciences students are required to complete and document their flu shots. Schools or programs will require students to submit documentation of vaccination (or meet the waiver requirements) to Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) each year, if required by their practicum, clinical, or community placement sites, or if vaccination is part of that school or program’s general immunization policy. Learn more at Health Sciences Immunization Program.
Other UW Students: check your health plan to see whether you're covered, and if so, whether special conditions apply.
UW offers convenient on-campus access to the flu vaccine at Hall Health — no appointment needed! It is advised to call ahead to 206-685-1018 to check availability of the vaccine.
Most local pharmacies and several grocery store chains also offer the seasonal influenza vaccine. While most providers will bill your plan directly, be sure to ask about the billing method before getting vaccinated. To see a list of locations, go to Flu Vaccine Finder. PEBB health plan participants are covered for seasonal flu vaccines.
For those who don't have insurance and can't afford to pay for the vaccine, please contact the Community Health Access Program at 206-284-0331 or 800-756-5437 for assistance.
Employee Guide for Working During Flu Season
In many instances, sharing is a good thing. Not so with the flu. Use UW Human Resource's Guide for Employees During Flu Season to help you determine when you should stay home, answer frequently asked questions, obtain tips for staying healthy, and understand the University's related policies.