The flu vaccine is your best line of defense against the flu each year. Getting vaccinated before the flu season starts reduces your chances of getting the flu. It can also mean that if you do get sick, your symptoms might not be as severe.
- The flu’s serious, too. Read about possible flu complications and how getting vaccinated can protect you and your loved ones.
- Why getting your flu shot is an important way to prepare for flu season this year.
We’re taking extra precautions to keep our patients and caregivers safe. Cleveland Clinic flu vaccines will be available by appointment only this year (no walk-in flu vaccines will be offered) at our family health centers, medical office buildings and primary care practices.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Here’s how you can schedule your flu vaccine appointment:
- If you already use MyChart, you can schedule a flu vaccine appointment through your MyChart account. To enroll in MyChart, you can sign up here.
- Call your primary care physician’s office — or your child’s pediatrician – to schedule a nurse flu vaccine appointment. If you already have an upcoming appointment scheduled with your primary care doctor, you can receive the flu vaccine then. Many specialists also offer the flu vaccine in their offices. The flu shot is recommended for anyone 6 months and older.
- Not near a Cleveland Clinic location? There are many places you can get your flu shot. Find a location near you to get your vaccine.
Other Helpful Information
- Appointments: If you have an upcoming appointment with your primary care doctor, you can receive your flu vaccine then. Many of our specialists also offer flu vaccines in their offices.
- Insurance: Please bring your insurance information and co-pay (if applicable) with you. Insurance information (or payment, if you do not have insurance) will be collected at the time of service.
- Vaccines for Children Program: Please contact your child’s pediatrician to schedule an appointment with a nurse if you use the Vaccine for Children Program.
- COVID-19 vaccines: It is safe to be vaccinated for flu and COVID at the same time. We are still offering COVID vaccines at our Hillcrest and Fairview mass vaccination centers. Patients who schedule COVID vaccinations at these locations will also have the option to receive a flu vaccine. You can also get COVID-19 vaccines at many scheduled primary care and specialty appointments.
- Virtual Visits: Feeling like you or your child might have the flu? Speak with a healthcare provider from your mobile device or computer. It’s never been easier for you and your family to instantly access care at home or work with Cleveland Clinic virtual visits.