Public Health – Seattle & King County will be offering free flu vaccination clinics this Saturday, Nov. 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay.
“Flu vaccine offers the single best protection against the flu,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization for Public Health – Seattle & King County. “Getting vaccinated is especially important for pregnant women, people in contact with infants who are too young to vaccinate, and also to people with health conditions that put them at greater risk for severe illness and hospitalization.”
Health experts recommend flu vaccine for all people six months and older, especially for pregnant women and people who have long-term health problems, like diabetes, asthma, and heart or lung problems. Anyone who lives with or cares for an infant younger than six months should also get vaccinated to protect the infant from getting flu.
Where to get free vaccine:
The free flu vaccination clinics will be held at Public Health Centers at the following locations on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
- Columbia Public Health Center
4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, 206-296-4650
- Eastgate Public Health Center
14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, 206-296-4920
- Federal Way Public Health Center
33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, 206-296-8410
- Renton Public Health Center
3001 NE 4th St., Renton, 206-296-4700
Flu vaccinations will be given to people who do not have insurance or cannot afford to pay. No other vaccinations will be offered at the time of the clinics. Flu shots and a limited number of nasal spray, preservative-free, gelatin-free, and latex-free vaccines will be available.
Other places to get flu vaccine
Flu vaccine (shots and nasal spray) is also available at many healthcare provider offices and pharmacies for those who have insurance or are able to pay for vaccination. Visit http://flushot.healthmap.org to help find locations.
For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov/health/flu.