Flu and flu shots
The federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for everyone six months of age and older. It's the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.
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.
Along with the flu shot, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. For updates on
vaccination against the flu, see the state and federal websites.
PEBB-sponsored Worksite Flu Shot Clinics
Flu Shot Schedule - as of Nov. 6, 2018 - PEBB members and their eligible dependents can get a flu shot at no cost.
PEBB Insurance Claim and Consent form
This is a fillable .pdf file you can fill out online, print it out and take it to a flu shot clinic to save you time. Or you can fill it out by hand at the flu shot clinic. Fill out the claim and consent form for PEBB eligible dependents too. Don't forget to bring everyone's insurance card!
Kaiser Permanente members can also go to a Kaiser Permanente flu shot clinic beginning Oct. 7
If you can't attend a worksite flu shot clinic, remember that many pharmacies provide flu shots at no cost and file a claim for the service with your health plan. Contact your health plan to find out which pharmacies are in your plan's network.
PEBB medical plans contract with GetAFluShot.com to provide flu shots. Here is a letter from GetAFluShot.com, with instructions on attending and scheduling a PEBB flu shot clinic.
The scheduled clinics are complete. If you would like to schedule one, contact GetAFluShot.com at 503-258-9800 or 877-358-7468. Here are some tips for worksites hosting flu shot clinics.