Where can I get my flu shot?
For logistical reasons, patients can only receive their flu vaccine at the same location as their PCP (Primary Care Provider).
When can I get my flu shot?
Each office has its own protocol for when flu shots are available. Please see your respective office’s Flu Newsletter to find out when you can receive your flu shot.
Who can get the flu shot?
- Blue Fish patients
- Family members living in the same household with patients younger than 6 months old
- Additionally, for those offices offering Saturday flu clinics (Memorial, Cypress, and Katy), any Blue Fish parent, regardless of their child’s age, can get their flu shot on these designated Saturdays. For all others, we ask that they receive their vaccines at outside facilities (e.g. pharmacy) or through their own PCP.
Is the flu vaccine cost covered by my insurance policy?
Most commercial health plans cover flu vaccines, but it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to verify their own health plan benefits. All parents (and family members who are not Blue Fish patients) receiving the flu vaccine will be asked to pay cash prices. If you would like to receive the flu vaccine via your insurance, please arrange for your flu vaccine through your regular doctor.
How much is the cash price for the flu vaccine?
What should I prepare for the Saturday flu clinics (Memorial, Cypress, and Katy Only)?
We have a downloadable flu vaccine packet (PDF) on this flu page (see “Flu Clinic Paperwork” toggle). For convenience, we will also have these packets available at each flu clinic. We only require one Information Sheet from each family unit, but each person receiving the flu shot will need to submit his or her own flu waiver.
Will the FluMist (intranasal) vaccine be available this year?
Although the intranasal flu vaccine is an acceptable alternative to the flu shot for the 2019-2020 flu season, it was produced in such a limited quantity this year that there will be very little available in the United States this flu season. As such, Blue Fish will not be offering the intranasal flu vaccine this year.
*For all medical questions regarding the flu vaccine, please refer to our Flu Newsletter or you can visit www.cdc.gov.