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This Fall, the WellPATH program is partnering with Kaiser Permanente to offer Free Flu Shot Clinics at sites throughout the District. The vaccine is free and available for employees with district medical insurance, covered spouses, domestic partners dependents age 18+, early retirees, and Medicare-eligible retirees. Must present district-issued medical ID card. The clinics will be offered at multiple sites throughout the District, please view the Flu Shot Clinic schedule and secure your spot today. Walk-ins are welcomed.
This schedule is constantly changing, so please check the official Events Calendar for the full schedule with locations and maps.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications. The following section summarizes information from the 2019-2020 flu season.
What viruses will the 2019-20120 flu vaccines protect against?
There are many different flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated as needed to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses (depending on the vaccine) that research suggests will be most common. For 2019-2020, trivalent (three-component) vaccines are recommended to contain:
Quadrivalent (four-component) vaccines, which protect against a second lineage of B viruses, are recommended to contain:
For more information, visit the CDC site at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/flu-season-2019-2020.htm.
Kaiser Permanente also offers free flu vaccinations to their members at no cost. No appointment is required. Please wear short sleeves and bring your Kaiser Permanente card and a photo ID for flu shots. View the schedule below for dates and times at the following locations:
Dates and hours are subject to change. Call 1 (800) KP-FLU11 or 1 (800) 573-5811 for the most current information about Kaiser Permanente’s flu vaccination program.
Did you know that the district’s prescription plan considers flu vaccinations a covered benefit if they are administered through a retail pharmacy? For those who were unable to attend the Employee Flu Shot Clinics offered at a district site, you can visit a local participating pharmacy and receive a FREE flu shot. Be sure to ask your doctor if a flu vaccination is right for you. If so, simply present your medical card at the local participating pharmacies:
For more information, please contact Envision’s Help Desk at (800) 361-4542. The JHMB and the WellPATH program are proud to offer expanded flu shot access to help employees along their path to better health.
Wondering if you need a flu shot? Read the CDC FAQ Sheet, and then decide.
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