Protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers: Get a Flu Shot

King County wants employees to be healthy so you can feel good, get the most out of life, and do your best work for the community we serve.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone six months and older get a yearly flu vaccine.

If you missed the opportunity to get a flu shot at work, here are some tips for getting your flu shot through your health plan.

Kaiser Permanente Members:

  • Flu vaccine is a covered preventive service; no prescription is needed.
  • No charge for members.
  • Flu vaccinations are available at all Kaiser Permanente medical offices starting September 1, 2021. You can book your flu shot appointment online at
  • Pharmacies that contract with Kaiser Permanente may offer flu vaccinations at no charge to members. To find in-network pharmacies, login to the Kaiser Permanente website and search the Provider Directory or call Member Services at 1-888-901-4636, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • If you get a vaccination at a non-Kaiser Permanente facility and need to pay for it, submit a claim for reimbursement. King County will pay 100% of the plan’s allowed amount. If the provider charges more than the plan’s allowed amount, the employee will cover the difference.

Note: From October 1 through December 31, 2021, Kaiser Permanente members may get their flu shot at retail locations that include Albertsons, Costco, CVS, Fred Meyer, Haggen, Kroger, QFC, Rite Aid, Safeway, Save-on, Walgreens, and Walmart.

Kaiser Permanente has made arrangements with these retailers and pharmacies to provide flu shots at all of their locations at no cost to our members. Members who receive a flu shot from a designated retail location do not have to pay for the shot or file a claim. In addition, the member’s medical record will be updated to show that they received a flu shot for this year.

Members will need to show a photo ID and either a physical or digital Kaiser Permanente member ID card to access this service.

KingCare℠ & KingCare Select (Regence BlueShield & CVS Caremark) Members:

  • Flu vaccine is a covered preventive service; no prescription is needed.
  • At pharmacies, use your CVS card. Most pharmacies will bill CVS directly.
  • Remember that the back of your CVS card has a member service phone number, as well as a special number the pharmacy can call, if you need help.
  • At the doctor’s office or clinic, use your Regence card.
  • If you need help finding an in-network provider or understanding your coverage, visit the member portal at or call 1-800-376-7926.

If you have questions about which vaccine is best for you, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional.

Do you have questions about this benefit? Contact the Benefits office at 206-684-1556 or

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