Now more than ever, it’s important to get your flu shot.
Getting your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu, or lessen the severity of it. The Washington State Department of Health strongly recommends all residents to get vaccinated, as they anticipate both COVID-19 and the flu to be circulating at the same time in communities statewide this fall.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
At this time not all locations are providing our full list of vaccinations by scheduled appointment. If your preferred neighborhood location is not able to take an appointment, please consider a scheduled appointment at an alternate location. Thank you for your patience. We can administer flu shots to anyone 3 and up.
Let us come to you. Our trained Bartell pharmacists can administer flu shots at your location for groups of 25 or more. This service is FREE, and we can directly bill you insurance provider for the cost of the flu shot.
The flu can begin as early as October
and continue through as late as May.
With a flu shot, we can reduce the toll on our health care systems this fall.
Flu viruses live up to 48 hours on hard,
non-porous surfaces such as stainless steel
and up to 12 hours on cloth and tissues.
The CDC recommends annual flu shots for
everyone six months of age and older.
Bartell’s pharmacists can immunize children 3 years of age and older.
ABOUT YOUR VISIT
On the date of your appointment, we recommend you wear loose fitting clothing with easy access to your upper arms. Please also wear your mask, as this will be required for your flu shot. Plan to arrive five minutes before your appointment and check in at our pharmacy drop off counter. If you have no copay, we’ll take your right to our designated room, conduct a health screening, administer your shot, and you’ll be all set. Note that for health and safety reasons we will only allow patients and their guardians in our consult rooms.
Children under 5 years of age, adults 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk of developing pneumonia or serious complications from the flu.
Did you know? Your Bartell pharmacist is certified to administer all the necessary vaccinations for you and your family. We’re also happy to answer any of your questions, or address concerns. Simply give us a call or stop on by the pharmacy counter when you’re next in store.