The flu vaccine is free, safe and easy
Flu season begins in September, so now is the time to get vaccinated. And with the coronavirus (COVID-19) still spreading, it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. While the shot can’t prevent COVID-19, it can help stop you from getting the flu. It is good to stay as healthy as possible while COVID-19 is still a concern.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
Every person over the age of six months should get an annual flu shot. Remember, flu shots are FREE for all Columbia Pacific CCO members. Talk with your primary care provider (PCP) if you have any questions about whether the flu vaccine is right for you.
Where can I get the flu vaccine?
- Members who are 19 or older may get a flu shot from a participating pharmacy or from their PCP.
- Members who are 18 or younger should get their flu shot from their PCP.
- Find a pharmacy here: colpachealth.org/find-a-provider
- What to bring with you: Be sure to have your Member ID card and your driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
Here is some more information about the flu shot and why you should get it:
Questions? We’re here to help you
Call 503-488-2822 or toll-free 855-722-8206, TTY 711. You can also send us a secure message through our member portal at colpachealth.org/portal
More helpful resources
Similarities and differences between flu and COVID-19
Key facts about seasonal influenza (flu): CDC (English)
Flu facts: Datos sobre la gripe (Spanish)
Top 3 reasons to get your flu vaccine (English PDF file)
Top 3 reasons to get your flu vaccine (Spanish PDF file)