Flu Vaccination for Seattle Children's Patients and Families
Flu vaccines for the 2023–2024 flu season are now available for Seattle Children’s patients. Flu vouchers will be available to family members and household contacts between October 2, 2023, and March 31, 2024.
Who can get a flu vaccine at Seattle Children’s locations?
Flu vaccines are available for patients who are:
- Staying overnight in the hospital
- Coming to Urgent Care, the Emergency Department or a clinic visit at a Seattle Children’s location or Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic
- Coming to the Seattle hospital campus for a surgical procedure
Where can Seattle Children’s patients without an upcoming visit get the vaccine?
Patients without an upcoming appointment may be able to get a flu vaccine at their primary care provider’s office or a local pharmacy, or by visiting the Flu Vaccine Finder.
Where can family members get the vaccine?
Family members and household contacts ages 3 and older can get a flu vaccine voucher to use at a participating pharmacy (see information below).
Family members 6 months to 35 months old will need to get a flu vaccine at their primary care provider’s office. Visit Help Me Grow Washington or call 800-322-2588 if you need help finding a primary care provider in Washington state.
Vouchers for families in Alaska, Idaho, Montana or Washington state
Family members and household contacts ages 3 and older can get a flu vaccine voucher to use at any of the following stores in Alaska, Idaho, Montana or Washington state:
- Albertsons-owned pharmacy: Find a location online or by calling 877-723-3929. (Albertsons owns several stores, including Acme, Albertsons, Carrs, Haggen, Safeway and others.)
- Bartell Drugs: Find a location online or by calling 877-227-8355.
- Rite Aid: Find a location online or by calling 800-748-3243.
If your child does not have an upcoming in-person appointment, visit or hospital stay, you can download the flu voucher:
- In Amharic: ለቤተሰብ አባላት እና በቤት ውስጥ ለሚገናኙ ሰዎች የቀረቡ የጉንፋን ቫውቸሮች
- In Arabic: قسائم الإنفلونزا لأفراد الأسرة والمقیمین معھم
- In English: Flu Vouchers for Family Members and Household Contacts
- In Russian: Ваучеры на вакцинацию от гриппа для членов семьи и контактных лиц домохозяйства
- In Simplified Chinese: 向家庭成员和家庭联系人提供的流感预防针凭证
- In Somali: Fowsharrada Ifilada loogu talagalay Xubnaha Qoyska iyo Xiriirrada Reerka
- In Spanish: Cupón para la vacuna contra la influenza
- In Vietnamese: Phiếu Chủng ngừa Cúm dành cho các Thành viên và Người Tiếp xúc với Gia đình
If possible, bring a paper copy of the voucher with you when you get your flu shot. If you cannot print the voucher, participating pharmacies will accept the voucher if available on your mobile device.
How much does the flu vaccine cost?
- Patients: The total cost will vary depending on the vaccine. Most insurance plans cover the cost completely, so there is usually no out-of-pocket cost to you. If your insurance does not cover any portion of the flu vaccine cost, or you do not have insurance, you may apply for financial assistance by calling 206-987-3333. If you use a language other than English, call 866-583-1527, choose your language and ask to speak to the Financial Assistance Program.
- Family members who have a voucher: Show your voucher at a participating pharmacy. They may bill your insurance. If your insurance does not cover all of the cost or you do not have insurance, the pharmacy will bill Seattle Children’s directly and there is no charge to you.
How can I access my voucher?
We can give you a paper copy of the voucher during your child’s appointment, visit to Urgent Care or the Emergency Department, during their hospital stay or when coming to the Seattle hospital campus for a surgical procedure.
Why does the Rite Aid voucher only say Rite Aid? Can it be used at Bartell Drugs?
Bartell Drugs is owned by Rite Aid. The Rite Aid voucher will work at any Rite Aid or Bartell Drugs.
Why does the Albertsons voucher list so many stores? Where can it be used?
Albertsons owns many stores across the country. The voucher will work at any of the Albertsons-owned pharmacies in Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington state. This includes Acme, Albertsons, Carrs, Haggen, Safeway and others.
Why do the vouchers include information on Tdap vaccinations?
When redeeming the voucher, the participating pharmacy may also screen for and offer a Tdap vaccine to family members ages 21 and over. Family members who choose to receive Tdap using the voucher will not pay out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine, just like with the flu vaccine.
Is the nasal spray vaccine available to patients?
Seattle Children’s has a limited supply of the nasal spray vaccine for patients who cannot have the shot. Talk to your child’s nurse or provider about vaccine options.
How can I learn more about protecting my child from the flu?
Information updated October 2, 2023