Get your flu shot and keep yourself healthier during coronavirus
The flu vaccine is free, safe and easy
Flu season begins in September, so now is the time to get vaccinated. And with the coronavirus (COVID-19) still spreading, it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. While the shot can’t prevent COVID-19, it can help stop you from getting the flu. It is good to stay as healthy as possible while COVID-19 is still a concern.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
Every person over the age of six months should get an annual flu shot. Remember, flu shots are FREE for all CareOregon Advantage members. Talk with your primary care provider (PCP) if you have any questions about whether the flu vaccine is right for you.
Where can I get the flu vaccine?
- Members who are 3 and older may get a flu shot from a participating pharmacy. Call your pharmacy to see if they provide flu shots. Take your Member ID card with you, so they know whom to bill.
- Members under age 3 should get a flu shot from their primary care provider.
- Find a pharmacy using our provider search tool
- What to bring with you: Be sure to have your CareOregon Advantage Member ID card and your driver’s license or other government-issued ID. (Even if you have dual coverage with Medicaid, show your CareOregon Advantage card.)
Here is some more information about the flu shot and why you should get it:
- Other languages are available at immunize.org
Questions? We’re here to help you
Call 503-416-4279 or toll-free 888-712-3258, TTY 711. Our hours are: October 1 through March 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; and April 1 through September 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday. You can also send us a secure message through our member portal.
More helpful resources
Similarities and differences between flu and COVID-19
Key facts about seasonal influenza (flu): CDC (English)
Flu facts: Datos sobre la gripe (Spanish)
Top 3 reasons to get your flu vaccine (English PDF file)
Top 3 reasons to get your flu vaccine (Spanish PDF file)