This is our shot to stop the flu | UPMC

Getting Your Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever

Take your best shot at preventing the flu this year. The flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent contracting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting a flu shot will help protect you, your family, and your community.


Where to Get Your Flu Shot

UPMC offers flu shots at many convenient locations. Our facilities have precautions in place to help ensure safe access to the care you need — especially the flu shot.

UPMC Primary Care

Contact your primary care provider’s office to learn more about getting your flu shot:

  • By appointment
  • While in the office for another reason
  • At special flu shot clinics on weekends or during extended hours
  • At drive-up or drive-through flu clinics (at their location or other UPMC locations)

Current patients can schedule a flu vaccination appointment through their MyUPMC account.

Current patients in Central Pa. can schedule a flu vaccination appointment through their UPMC Central Pa. Portal account.

Find a UPMC Primary Care Provider

UPMC Urgent Care

UPMC Urgent Care locations offer flu shots throughout the season, during regular business hours. Starting Friday, Oct. 1, new hours at western Pa., and western Md., Urgent Care locations are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

No appointment is needed, but to help reduce wait-time, you can contact us or schedule online.

Flu shots are not offered for children under 4 years of age.

Payment for flu shots can be submitted to your insurance provider or by self-pay.

For more information, visit UPMC Urgent Care

UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics

Contact your UPMC CCP office to learn more about getting your flu shot:

  • By appointment
  • While in the office for another reason
  • At special flu shot clinics
  • At drive-up or drive-through flu clinics

Current patients can schedule a flu vaccination appointment by calling your UPMC CCP office. Select locations are offering the flu vaccine for your entire family upon request.

Find a Flu Clinic Near You

Talk to Your Doctor About Your Options

If you have questions about the flu or the flu vaccine, you can talk to your doctor. If you’re already a UPMC patient, you may visit the UPMC patient portal page to message your doctor or schedule an appointment.

If you are a UPMC patient in Central Pa., you may visit the UPMC Central Pa. Portal page.

Stay Up-To-Date About COVID-19 Testing, Vaccines, and Treatment

Like the flu, COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. If you are 12 and older, you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. UPMC encourages everyone who is eligible to schedule a vaccine appointment.

All UPMC doctors and hospitals accept most major insurers, including Aetna, Cigna, Highmark, United Healthcare, and UPMC Health Plan. If you have questions, please call our help line at 1-855-646-8762.