Did you know flu shots can take two weeks after being administered to take effect? With flu season starting in September, getting your flu shot soon can help you stay healthy. Plus, since it’s possible to get both flu and COVID-19 at the same time, a flu shot can help you avoid the risk of serious complications. Here’s how U.S.-based employees can get a flu shot, depending on their medical provider.
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California plan members can visit a pharmacy in the network and get a flu shot at no extra charge. Or, you can get your flu shot at your doctor’s office, if you prefer.
Participating major chain pharmacies (all locations, nationwide) include: Albertsons, Costco, CVS and CVS Pharmacy at Target, Kmart, Kroger, Raley’s, Ralphs, Rite-Aid, Safeway, Vons, Walgreens, and Walmart.
Check with your pharmacy about their procedures, but most pharmacies administer flu shots with no appointment necessary. Here are details from Blue Shield of California.
Blue Shield members can also use One Medical to get a flu shot.
One Medical is available in many major cities.
One Medical members can drop by any of the convenient One Medical locations during lab hours—no appointment necessary. Or, you can get your flu shot during any scheduled visit.
In New York Only
Members can use the One Medical app to book a flu shot appointment with a nurse.
Kaiser Permanente members can get a flu shot at convenient and safe flu shot locations, including walk-up and drive-through locations—100% covered. No appointments necessary. Learn more at kp.org/flu.