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Flu Shot Information

Clinics begin again this September

Check with a health care provider to see which vaccine is right you. Visit the Oregon Healthy Authority Public Health Division website for more information.

You can take everyday preventative steps like staying away from sick people, washing your hands often and Mask Up! If you are part of a vulnerable population, sometimes it's not enough.

  • If you have a fever or cough, stay home and contact your health care provider. 

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) today issued a statewide news release and media kit urging everyone six months and older to get an annual flu shot now, especially as COVID-19 cases increase in Oregon and the pandemic persists. 
 
While it is unclear how the pandemic will affect the flu season, OHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are preparing for COVID-19 and seasonal flu to spread at the same time. A “twindemic” of two potentially fatal viruses circulating at the same time could burden the state’s health care system and result in many illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths. Getting a flu vaccine is something easy people can do to protect themselves and their loved ones and help reduce the spread of flu this fall and winter. 
 
Flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19. But vaccination has many other benefits and is part of a comprehensive public health strategy to reduce the burden of flu. Here are some benefits:
 
  • The vaccine is proven to help protect pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions while reducing the burden of flu on our communities and health care system. 
  • This year, especially, it will be most important to protect those at higher risk for flu complications. Many of these people are also at high risk for COVID-19 illness or serious outcomes.  
  • It is also important for caregivers and essential workers to protect themselves and those around them from flu by getting a flu vaccine.
  • The flu vaccine may take up to two weeks to become effective, so getting it earlier in the season – like now – is ideal. Flu vaccine is available from health care providers, local health departments and many pharmacies. The vaccine is free or low cost with most health insurance plans. To find flu vaccine clinic, visit http://www.flu.oregon.gov/ and use OHA’s flu vaccine locator tool. 
CDC
Flu Background
General Flu Talking Points

Clinic Dates:

COVID-19 safety procedures will include:
  1. All participants and health care providers are required to wear face coverings.
  2. Participants will be required to stand 6 feet apart.
  3. Frequent surface and area cleaning will be done.
  4. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a known exposure, please contact your health care provider about when to receive the flu vaccine.
***Bring your insurance card and the Insurance Claim and Consent form linked below***

Learn more about preventing this flu this year from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/

Questions? Please contact Safety.HealthWellness@dhsoha.state.or.us

Barbara Roberts

Human Service Building

November 3, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Room 160


HSB is closed to the public, but the lobby will be open for the clinics. Parking available in the Green Lot, at no charge during clinic hours only.


Portland State Office Building:

October 16, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Room 177.

To schedule, contact Jill Brackenbrough at jill.brackenbrough@dhsoha.state.or.us with “Schedule a Flu Shot" in the subject line, stop by suite 930 or call 971-673-1222.

Junction City Campus

Oregon State Hospital - A1013

October 12, 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Oregon State Public Health Laboratory:

October 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Salem Campus

Oregon State Hospital

Outside Sally Port 5 - October 19, 6:30-9 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Outside Sally Port 5 - October 23, 6:30-9 a.m. and 1-4 p.m

Location TBD - October 23,  6:30-9 a.m. and 1-4 p.m

General Information

For updates on illnesses and vaccines, see the state and federal (CDC) websites.

To find out where to get your flu vaccination, use the Flu Vaccine Finder or call 211 (211info.org). Flu vaccine is recommend for people 6 months and older

Helpful Materials for Agencies

Encourage members to attend the clinic!

How to request an onsite clinic:

  1. Go to https://www.getaflushot.com/request-service
  2. Complete the online form, including the address where you would like the clinic to be held, a preferred time and day of the week, and estimated number of participants.
    • You must be prepared to explain how you are going to keep participants engaged in OHA guidlines such as masks and social distancing!
  3. Click "Submit"
  4. Each member who attends will need an insurance card AND an: 
GetAFluShot staff will contact you to confirm your date, time, and location. You can also call 503-258-9800 or 877-358-7468 to schedule a clinic. 

Other Options

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente offers free drop-in clinics for PEBB members enrolled in their medical plans. Visit kp.org/flu for more information. 

Flu Shot Clinics
Flu Shot Informational Flyer

Moda Health

PEBB members enrolled in Moda Health medical plans can visit any in-network pharmacy to receive a flu shot at no cost. Use Moda's Find Care tool to discover an in-network pharmacy near you or call your Moda 360 health navigator at 844-776-1594.

Providence Health Plan

Getting a flu shot each year is the best protection. Providence Health Plan recommends a flu shot for everyone six months or older. Especially people age 65 and older, pregnant women, young children and individuals of any age with chronic illness, such as heart, lung or kidney disease.

PEBB members enrolled in Providence medical plans can visit any in-network pharmacy to receive a flu shot at no cost.


There are many different flu viruses. The seasonal flu vaccine is made to protect against the top three or four flu viruses. Research shows that the flu is the most common illness during flu season. People should begin getting a flu shot soon after flu vaccine becomes available. Most flu shot clinics begin in September. 

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