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Flu

Where to find a flu shot in Washington County, plus posters and other resources

Learn about RSV

RSV, a common respiratory virus that can cause complications in young children and older adults, is spreading in Oregon. Governor Brown has declared a public health emergency to allow hospitals to increase staffing to respond to the virus. Find out how to prevent and treat RSV at the CDC website.

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November 30, 2022 update: Flu cases are rising rapidly in Oregon, adding to the strain on hospitals because of RSV COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.   

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people are at high risk for serious flu complications. This includes older people, young children and people with certain health conditions. Even healthy children and adults can become very ill if they get the flu.

Preventing the flu

Tips to fight the flu and other respiratory viruses

There are many things you can do to prevent getting sick from the flu:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Keep sick kids home from day care and school.
  • Wear a mask inside public places.
  • Ask others to wear a mask around children under 2 (who can't mask).
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Get your flu vaccine (ages six months and older)

The flu shot is especially recommended for all health care workers, people with chronic medical conditions, pregnant individuals, people living or caring for babies six months and younger, or people living with someone who can't be vaccinated because of health reasons.

It is safe to get your flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time.

Where to get a flu vaccine

In addition to the locations listed below, most pharmacies are listed on the CDC's Flu Vaccine Finder. You can also call your health care provider to get a flu shot. If you don't have a doctor or health insurance, call the Washington County Health Care Resource line at 503-846-8851.

American Family Care Urgent Care
14278 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton
Appointments recommended.
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances accepted.
Cost without insurance: $35

Beaverton Farmers Market
12375 SW 5th Street
Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 25; March 11 and 25
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Vaccines are free, no appointment required
COVID vaccines available too

Beaverton Resource Center 
13565 SW Walker Road
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Make an appointment at Project Access Now's website.
Vaccines are free
COVID vaccines available too

Columbia Clinic Urgent Care
9735 SW Shady Lane Ste. 100, Tigard
Appointments not required.
Most insurances accepted.

Centro Cultural de Washington County
1110 N. Adair Street, Cornelius
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
January 21 and 28, February 4 and 18, March 4 and 18.
Questions: Call Centro at 503-359-0046
Vaccines are free
COVID vaccine available too

Kaiser Permanente
Two locations in Washington County.
Members only and appointments required.

Legacy Health
Various locations in Washington County
Appointments required.
Insurances not accepted: Providence and Kaiser
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances accepted.
Cost without insurance: $25

Neighborhood Health Center
Various locations in Washington County
Appointments required.
Insurances not accepted: OHSU, Legacy and Kaiser
Cost without insurance depends on age: $21.69 for under 19, $81 for older than 19

Paisanos Plaza
966 SE Oak Street, Hillsboro
Saturday, Jan. 28; Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, March 25
2-6 p.m.
No appointments, ID or health insurance required
COVID-19 vaccines available too

Portland VA
For veterans. Call your provider first.
Drive-thru options available.
Free flu shot by showing VA card or driver’s license.

Providence
Various locations in Washington County
Call the clinic nearest to you to make an appointment.
For ages six months to 18 years old only.

School-Based Health Centers
Beaverton, Hillsboro and Forest Grove High Schools:
Anyone 21 and under can receive the vaccine.
Medicaid and most insurances accepted.
Cost without insurance depends on income.

Merlo Station and Tualatin High Schools:
Merlo Station and Tualatin High Schools will begin flu shots in mid-October
Must be in the school district and 18 years of age or under.
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances accepted.
Cost without insurance depends on income.

The Portland Clinic
Various locations in Washington County
Age requirements at certain locations.
Current patients only. Appointments required.
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances accepted.
Cost without insurance: $45, high dose for ages 65+ is $83

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center 
Flu shots available along with COVID vaccines.
You do not have to be a Virginia Garcia patient.
232 SE 7th Avenue, Hillsboro
Appointments preferred.
Existing patients can also receive flu shots at their home VG clinic.
Call your clinic to make an appointment.

Posters and other resources