Portland, Ore. – Legacy Health will offer free flu shots at several local community clinics and drive-up locations in Oregon and SW Washington through November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot this year.
While COVID-19 and the flu have similar symptoms, getting a flu shot will not protect you from getting COVID-19. However, it will lower your risk of getting the flu.
“You definitely do not want to catch both influenza and COVID-19 at the same time this winter. Recovering from both of those infections together will place a lot of strain on your immune system and raise your risk of ending up in the emergency room or hospital,” said Holly Tse, M.D., Medical Home Director for Legacy Health. “Getting a flu shot now is the best way to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy this season.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend anyone over the age of six months get a flu shot every year. Talk with your doctor if you have specific concerns or questions.
Free flu vaccines will be available at several hospital campuses for community members aged six months and up while supplies last. No payment or insurance is required. Those under 15 years old need a guardian present. Legacy Health medical clinics and hospitals follow public health guidelines to ensure patient, visitor, and staff safety, including temperature screenings, physical distancing, and masks. Flu vaccine options meet every need: egg-free, high-dose, preservative-free, latex-free, 4-strain.
By getting the flu shot, you are protecting yourself, your family, and everyone else around you. Please see the enclosed dates and times for a convenient location near you.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center November 3rd and November 10th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Main Lobby
2211 N.E. 139th Street Vancouver, WA 98686
Legacy Medical Group November 6th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Drive-through Family Wellness Clinic
1000 S.E. Tech Center Drive, #120 Vancouver, WA 98683
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center November 7th and November 14th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Cascade Classroom
Cascade Building Sleep Center 24700 S.E. Stark Street Gresham, OR 97030
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center November 4th and November 11th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Drive-through
Overton Parking Garage 2145 N.W. Overton Avenue Portland, OR 97210
Legacy Silverton Medical Center November 4th and November 12th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | First Floor Lobby
Family Birth Center 342 Fairview Street Silverton, OR 97381
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center November 6th and November 13th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Conference Room East/West
Medical Office Building 2 501 N. Graham Street Portland, OR 97227
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center November 2nd and November 9th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Room 117
Health Education Center 19300 S.W. 65th Avenue Tualatin, OR 97062
Holladay Park Campus November 5th and November 12th 1 p.m.-7 p.m. | Laboratory Conference Room
1225 N.E. 2nd Avenue Portland, OR 97232
About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services – from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s care and advanced medical centers – to care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit www.legacyhealth.org.