2012-2013 Influenza Season
Flu shots for patients with clinic appointments will be available starting Monday, September 17.
The CDC recommends universal vaccination for everyone over six months of age. Certain children aged between six months and 8 years may require two doses.
Some patients over 65 may benefit from a higher dose vaccine. If you think the high dose preparation may be better for you, please discuss with your doctor or nurse.
Flu shots will be available for current National Jewish Health patients, not the general public. At the discretion of the physician, family members of high-risk patients may also be vaccinated.
More information about the influenza (flu) vaccine.
Influenza Vaccine Cost
National Jewish Health will bill most patient insurances this year if you are scheduled for a physician appointment. For most patients who walk in for a flu shot without a physician appointment, the flu vaccination will continue to be self pay. We are unable to bill insurance for family members who are not National Jewish Health patients; they will be required to pay at the time of service.
Consistent with prices in the community, cost for the regular dose is $30 and $45 for the high dose. Patients without insurance coverage for flu shots will be required to pay at the time of service. CICP does not cover flu vaccine, and Medicaid requires patients to go to a designated clinic.
Main Campus Hours
Flu shots will be available during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients can receive their shots at the time of their appointments, and starting October 3, on a walk-in basis between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m..
Highlands Ranch will be on an appointment basis and South Denver administers with scheduled provider appointments and on a drop-in basis.
There is no shortage of flu vaccine this year, so please plan to be vaccinated!