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Getting Vaccinated Is Easy

Samaritan Health Services offers flu vaccines in a variety of ways, to make sure it is as convenient as possible for you.

Walk-In Clinics & SamCare Express

Samaritan Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic locations provide flu vaccines to walk-in patients, no appointment needed. Visit samhealth.org/CareNow for locations. Or you can schedule for a convenient time online for SamCare Express locations in Albany and Corvallis at samhealth.org/Express.

Pharmacies

Samaritan Pharmacy locations in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon offer flu vaccinations, with private rooms for giving the vaccines. 

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Preventing the Flu

Ways to prevent the flu include washing your hands often, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, frequently cleaning surfaces that are touched a lot, and staying home when you are sick. Face coverings and physical distancing have also become important ways to prevent the spread of disease, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For influenza, we are fortunate to have vaccines that help prevent the illness, and most health insurance plans completely cover the cost of flu vaccines, including the Oregon Health Plan and the InterCommunity Health Network CCO. (Check with your health insurance provider if you are not sure.)

Preventing the flu is always important, and flu vaccines help save lives every year. Now, with the novel coronavirus circulating in our communities, it is even more important. Doing everything you can to prevent the flu will help:

  • Conserve health care resources.
  • Help you avoid an illness that could cause you to miss work or other activities.
  • Help keep people who are more vulnerable to the flu safer, such as adults age 65 and over, children younger than 2, pregnant women and Indigenous Americans.