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How and where can I get my free flu shot?

A resource guide for UPMC Health Plan members.

The first thing to know: The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated.

Even if you’re healthy, you can get very sick from the flu and spread the virus to others. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone 6 months old and older to get an annual flu shot.

Interested in getting the flu shot but not sure on the next steps? Here is our resource guide on where and how to get your preventive flu shot:

Where to get your free flu shot:

This preventive vaccine is available at:

  • Pediatricians’ offices.
  • Primary care providers’ offices.
  • Many pharmacies, including Rite Aid, Giant Eagle, GIANT Food Stores, and MARTIN’s Food Markets.*

If you have already paid for your flu shot:

This preventive vaccine is free and easy for you and members of your family that are also enrolled in a UPMC Health Plan product.

If you have to pay for your shot, we will reimburse you.

  • To submit online, simply log in or register on MyHealth OnLine and fill out a reimbursement form.
  • UPMC employees can submit online by logging in to MyHealth OnLine and following this path: Menu > Forms and Guides
  • University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff can submit online by logging in to and following this path: My Resources > Human Resources > MyHealth Access > Menu > Forms and Guides
  • To submit through the mail, download this form and mail it in.

Find locations to get the shot:

Get common flu questions answered:

Have questions or need additional help?

  • Member Services can help you find a new provider or get reimbursed for your flu shot. Call the number on your member ID card or stop by one of our UPMC Health Plan Connect Center locations for in-person assistance.

*Pennsylvania pharmacies, by state law, are only permitted to administer the flu vaccine to children age 9 and older.