Can I get the flu vaccine at Seattle Children’s?

Patients staying in the hospital will get the flu vaccine during their stay if they are eligible. Ask your nurse if you have questions.

Patients with a clinic appointment may be able to get their vaccine during their clinic visit. Ask your Seattle Children’s provider. There may be a cost. If you cannot get one in the clinic, you can come to the Flu Vaccine Room at the main campus in Seattle.

Patients unable to get a flu vaccination in the clinic and family members who live with patients can go to the Flu Vaccine Room at the main hospital campus in Seattle. There may be a cost.

You can also talk with your family’s primary care provider about how to get the flu vaccine.

Do you have the nasal mist form of the flu vaccine?

We are waiting for a final recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to decide if we will offer the nasal spray vaccine this fall. On June 22, 2016, a CDC advisory group voted that the nasal spray should not be used in the 2016–2017 season due to concerns that the spray is not as effective as the flu shot. We will likely receive the CDC recommendation in August. Read this blog post for more information.

What if I am allergic to vaccine ingredients?

We carry options for people over 18 years old who have allergies to common vaccine ingredients like eggs or gelatin. Talk with your provider about which vaccine is best for you and your child.

Flu Vaccine Room

Flu season is over. Check back in September for current hours for the 2016–17 flu season.

How much does it cost to get the flu vaccine at Seattle Children’s?

  • Anyone younger than 21 is considered a patient and will be billed for a flu vaccination. The cost is $35 and the amount you owe depends on your insurance coverage. Financial assistance is available. Apply online or print an application form (PDF).
  • Flu vaccines are free for adults 21 years and older who live with a patient. We provide this to promote a healthy living environment for our patients.

Information updated June 23, 2016