Flu Shots

Get a Free Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family this fall. Abbott offers two ways to protect yourself this year with a free flu shot:

Onsite at Abbott. Many Abbott locations offer onsite flu shots for employees, even if not enrolled in an Abbott medical plan.

  • Check the 2022 schedule to see if your site is hosting.
  • Make an appointment online or call Affiliated Physicians at 866-481-4391. Appointments are required.

From your physician or a convenient care clinic. Abbott medical plan participants and their covered dependents can visit their in-network physician or an in-network convenient care clinic for their flu shot. If you go out of network, your flu shot is covered once you meet your deductible and pay coinsurance.

ONSITE FLU SHOTS: WHAT TO EXPECT

Abbott is working with our vendor partner to support a safe experience for everyone. To maintain a safe number of people in the testing area, walk-ins will not be offered so make your appointment in advance. When you arrive for your appointment, a nurse will administer quadrivalent vaccines which protect against two A-strains and two B-strains of the flu virus:

  • A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Austria/1359417/2021-like virus (B/Victoria lineage)
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage)

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

All U.S. Abbott employees are eligible to receive their flu shot at an onsite event. If you’re enrolled in an Abbott medical plan, you can get a free flu shot from your in-network physician or an in-network convenient care clinic.

Employees will not be eligible for the flu shot if they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by the CDC guidelines. Symptoms include but are not limited to: fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, etc. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you are not eligible to participate at an onsite event. If you are allergic to eggs (or egg products) or have a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, you should not get a flu shot.

PROOF OF VACCINATION

If you participated in an onsite flu shot event and need proof that you were vaccinated, you may request a flu vaccination receipt by sending an email to Affiliated Physicians at myresults@affiliatedphysicians.com or download a copy here. When you send an email, provide your first and last name, the location and date you got the flu shot, and your Abbott UPI. Please allow up to 5 days to be able to provide verification.

PREVENTIVE CARE PAYS OFF

Take advantage of all the free preventive benefits available under your Abbott medical and dental coverage:

  • Flu shots and other immunizations
  • Annual check-ups and teeth cleanings
  • Routine screenings, such as lab tests, mammograms and colonoscopies

Talk to your doctor about what might be right for you and your family.
Visit AbbottBenefits.com today to learn more.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Phone: 866-481-4391
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern,
Mon. - Fri.
Online:
https://www.apschedule.com/abbott22

PREVENTIVE CARE QUESTIONS

Contact Care Coordinators
​Phone: 888-614-1011
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Eastern,
Mon. - Fri.​