UPDATE on the
nasal spray flu vaccine: The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or “LAIV” or FluMist) is again a recommended option for people who are healthy and between the ages of two to 49-years-old. Pregnant women and children under the age of two should not get the nasal vaccine. There is a precaution for people with certain
underlying medical conditions. Talk with your healthcare provider about which vaccination is the best option for you.
Come see us to get your flu shot today.
The flu vaccines are stocked at most UW Medicine primary care locations. We encourage you to get a flu shot at one of our UW Medicine clinics:
For UW Neighborhood Clinic current patients: please
schedule your flu shot appointment online.
To see which flu vaccine is available at your UW Neighborhood Clinic, please refer to its website directly for weekly updates. CHECK STATUS
For new patients, or for other UW Medicine primary care clinic patients: please call 206.520.5000 to make an appointment.
About the flu:
As flu epidemics in the U.S. peak between late November and March, it’s a good idea to get vaccinated in late fall since it takes your body up to two weeks to form the antibodies that protect you. While people of all ages are susceptible to the flu, older adults and people with chronic illnesses such as asthma or diabetes or those with weakened immune systems are at high-risk for getting complications from the flu.