How To Get A Flu Shot on San Juan Island

 

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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:

Times:

  • 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

Location:

  • 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.

Posted on October 11, 2020 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Health & Wellness

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