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This Is Your Shot: Getting the Flu Shot in 2020

This year, your flu shot is more important than ever.

Flu viruses and the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will both spread from person-to-person in the months ahead, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu with your annual flu shot.

Though there is no vaccine for COVID-19, the flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent contracting the flu and spreading it to others during the COVID-19 pandemic. At UPMC, we offer convenient options for getting your yearly flu shot.


Take the Next Step: Where to Get Your Flu Shot

Our hospitals and clinics have put in place precautions to help ensure you can safely access 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.

Find a UPMC Primary Care Provider

UPMC Urgent Care

UPMC Urgent Care locations offer flu shots throughout the season.

You can visit us in our office or staff can administer your vaccine while you remain in the comfort of a parked vehicle at most of our locations.

No appointment needed though you may call ahead. All patients accepted except those under 3.

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

Schedule a UPMC Urgent Care Flu Shot Appointment

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

On Saturday, Oct. 24, UPMC Magee will offer a flu clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon for women who are pregnant or recently given birth. The clinic is being held in partnership with the Primary Care Department on the hospital’s zero level.

  • Advance registration is required
  • To register or for more information, call 412-641-4302 or ask at your next appointment

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 UPMC CCP Location or Provider

Talk to your doctor about your options. And take your best shot at preventing the flu this year — to keep you and your loved ones healthy.

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.

This preventive vaccine is free for UPMC Health Plan insurance members. Learn more about how and where to get your free flu shot.