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Flu Vaccination for Current Patients and Families

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Can I get a flu vaccination at Children’s? 

Patients staying in the hospital will get a flu vaccination 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 vaccination during their clinic visit. Ask your Children’s provider. There may be a cost (see below). If you cannot get one in the clinic, you can come to the Flu Vaccine Room (see below) 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 (see below) at the main hospital campus in Seattle. There may be a cost (see below).

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

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

We offer two “mercury-free” vaccines: one is an injection and the other is a nasal spray, when available, for those who meet the health and age requirements.

Flu Vaccine Room

  • Opens mid- to late-September 2014, when vaccine supply is in
  • Closes April 2015 or when vaccine runs out

Hours, Dates and Closures

Mid- to late-September – Nov. 16, 2014

  • Monday–Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting Nov. 17

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
    8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.


  • At noon on Nov. 26 and Dec. 5, 24 and 31
  • All day on Nov. 27, Nov. 28, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1


You do not need an appointment for the Flu Vaccine Room.

How much does it cost to get a flu vaccination at 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 vaccinations 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 September 9, 2014


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