Flu Season is Here

07 Oct 2020

According to health officials, the flu vaccine should be considered “essential” this year.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, autumn brings with it another unwanted visitor – the flu. The presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care system. We may not have a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 at this time but we do have one to prevent flu. State health experts want you to take action.

Schedule an appointment or walk in to get your annual flu shot at one of three pharmacies on Mercer Island:

Walgreens

Address: 7707 SE 27th Street

Phone: 206-232-1197

Pharmacy Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8am-10pm;

Sat: 9am-6pm;

Sun: 10am-6pm.

Closed 1-1:30pm daily for break

Rite Aid (North End)

Administering the high-dose vaccine for Seniors 65+

Address: 3023 78th Ave SE

Phone: 206-236-0776

Pharmacy Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm;

Sat: 9am-6pm;

Sun: 10am-6pm

Rite Aid (South End)

Address: 8441 SE 68th Street

Phone: 206-232-3000

Pharmacy Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm;

Sat: 10am-5pm;

Sun: Closed


Vaccination Clinics

Public Health – Seattle & King County is organizing two drive-thru clinics at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Wednesday, October 7 and Saturday, October 10 in collaboration with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) and the Kent School District.

They'll offer all vaccines required for K-12 school entry (Hep B, Varicella, Polio, MMR, Tdap, DTaP plus flu vaccine to kids ages 4-18). All vaccinations will be provided at no cost and available to all kids regardless of insurance status. SVNA will be providing adult flu (at no cost to uninsured and underinsured community members).

The clinics are open to all King County residents.

For more info visit the Find a Vaccination Clinic webpage.

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/immunization/clinics.aspx

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