Flu Shot Resources

It’s Cold and Flu Season

Stay safe and healthy this season by getting a flu shot. It’s safe, effective and the best way to protect yourself and your community from the flu. 

Getting a flu shot is especially important this season because both the flu and COVID-19 cause similar common signs and symptoms. A flu shot could reduce symptoms that might be confused with those caused by COVID-19. 

By getting a flu shot, you also can help ensure that more hospitals are available for those who have COVID-19. Learn more about the flu and COVID-19.

Get Your Free Flu Shot 

If you are enrolled in any health plan through SEIU 775 Benefits Group, you will get a flu shot voucher from SavRx in the mail. 

It’s easy! Just take the voucher to your local pharmacy and get a FREE flu shot!

Other Flu Shot Resources

Kaiser Permanente

During the month of October, Kaiser Permanente offers free* flu shots at drive-thru and walk-up flu clinics, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

To find a location near you and schedule an appointment, visit kp.org/flu

Through December 31, 2020, Kaiser Permanente members may also get their free flu shot at the following stores: Albertsons, Costco, CVS, Fred Meyer, Haggen, Kroger, QFC, Rite Aid, Safeway, Save-on, Walgreens and Walmart. Learn more.

*Flu shots are covered as in-network service for all Kaiser Permanente members at no cost.


Aetna offers flu shots at the MinuteClinic through select CVS Pharmacy and Target locations. You can schedule an appointment, or walk in to get your flu shot.

You can also login to your account on Aetna.com to find a doctor who can give you your free flu shot. 

Make an Online Account

  • Visit the Aetna website.
  • Click the “Login” button in the upper right-hand corner. 
  • Under “Don’t Have An Account?”, click “Register”. 
  • Complete the 4 steps for new user registration.
    • You can use your Member ID found on your insurance card, or your Social Security number (SSN), to sign up.

Flu Shot FAQ

Anyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot, unless their doctor does not recommend it. If you’re not sure whether you should get a flu shot, talk to your doctor.

Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your community from the flu.

Flu vaccine side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. You might experience soreness, redness or swelling where you got the shot, headache, fever, nausea, muscle aches and fatigue.

Yes. You can request free tests at www.covidtests.gov. You can also get a free at-home test from community health centers in your area. See a list of community-based testing sites.