How To Get A Flu Shot on San Juan Island

Posted October 11, 2020 at 5:30 am by


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Schedule with your provider, or register for the island’s flu shot drive-thru.


In the time of COVID-19, being vac­ci­nat­ed against the flu is espe­cial­ly critical.

Depend­ing on COVID and influen­za case activ­i­ty, access to advanced med­ical care or test­ing may become more lim­it­ed and could cause addi­tion­al strain on health care systems.

San Juan Coun­ty med­ical providers have flu shots avail­able and have set up addi­tion­al appoint­ment times and clin­ics. In addi­tion, some local phar­ma­cies are offer­ing flu shots. Con­tact your pri­ma­ry health care provider or phar­ma­cy direct­ly for more infor­ma­tion and to sched­ule an appointment.

San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices is also part­ner­ing with local providers and phar­ma­cies to offer sched­uled dri­ve-through com­mu­ni­ty flu vac­cine events. These events will sup­ple­ment the reg­u­lar­ly offered efforts of local providers. Dates, times, and instruc­tions on how to pre­reg­is­ter are pro­vid­ed online here. These offer­ings may expand or adjust going forward.

San Juan Island Dri­ve-Thru Flu Vac­cine Event: 


  • Noon‑4:30 p.m., Wednes­day, Oct. 21 (Adults 19 and old­er only*)
  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun­day, Nov. 1 (Adults 19 and old­er only*)

*Minors should be sched­uled for vac­ci­na­tions with their usu­al health­care provider


  • San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds, 849 Argyle Avenue
  • Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter, 1117 Spring Street (though the PIMC event is not “dri­ve-thru.”)

Con­tact to Register:

Even­tide Health: 360–378-1338
Even­tide patients do not need to sched­ule in advance and may arrive at a Fair­grounds dri­ve-thru event with­out pre­reg­is­ter­ing. Insur­ance accepted.

Fri­day Har­bor Drug: 360–378-4421, Option 5
Insur­ance accepted.

SJC Health & Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices: 360–378-4474
Out-of-pock­et pay & unin­sured only.

Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter: 360–378-1756
Insur­ance accepted.

Flu and oth­er res­pi­ra­to­ry ill­ness­es peak dur­ing the fall and win­ter months. Tak­ing the time to ensure that you and your loved ones get their flu vac­cine is the best way to pro­tect your­self and your community.

All San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents are strong­ly encour­aged to obtain the flu vac­cine in advance of the 2020–21 flu sea­son (before mid-Decem­ber), espe­cial­ly those at high­est risk.

The islands have done a great job look­ing out for the safe­ty of our com­mu­ni­ty dur­ing the COVID cri­sis. Please help us avoid yet anoth­er health cri­sis by mak­ing sure you and your loved ones receive their flu immu­niza­tions this fall.

For detailed infor­ma­tion about the 2020–21 flu sea­son and why the vac­cine is so crit­i­cal now, vis­it the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Health’s web­site

As always, San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents are urged to keep up to date with reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled vac­cines. This is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for par­ents, their chil­dren and islanders who are par­tic­u­lar­ly high risk.

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