Now is the time to start thinking about when, how and where you’ll get immunized against the flu this year. Flu season typically peaks between December and February, but you should plan on getting your flu shot early to protect yourself against this serious respiratory illness. Onsite flu clinics have been scheduled at various City of Tacoma sites. Please make sure to complete the medical form* in advance to save time and bring your medical insurance card with you.
Don’t forget that it is also simple to get a flu shot at no cost from an in-network pharmacy or doctor’s office!
Kaiser Permanente Members
Appointments: No cost flu shots are available at Kaiser Permanente by appointment only. You can make an appointment through your online Kaiser Permanente account, via the Mobile App, or by calling 1-800-352-3610.
Contracted pharmacies: Members can get their flu shot at a contracted pharmacy. No appointment is needed. Contracted pharmacies will bill Kaiser Permanente directly.
Non-contracted pharmacies: Flu shots can be obtained by non-contracted pharmacies. If the pharmacy does not bill Kaiser Permanente Washington, then the member will need to pay for the vaccine/administration and submit a claim to Kaiser Permanente for reimbursement.
Regence BlueShield Members
Appointments: Look for an in-network provider who offers a flu shot through Find a doctor. Select the category Doctors by specialty and search for “flu shot.” You can also visit the immunization section of the benefit booklet or call their customer service at 1-855-877-0047.
In-network pharmacies: No appointment is necessary when you visit an in-network pharmacy, which includes Walgreens, Rite Aid, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Costco and more.
Need medical care? If you or an eligible family member do get sick and need medical care, you are encouraged to review the different options available through Kaiser Permanente and Regence BlueShield (e.g., virtual, at your doctor’s office/facility, or even on-call care at your home).