Most Blue Shield of California and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan members can get their flu shot at no extra cost as part of their preventive care benefits.

You can get an updated COVID-19 vaccine when you get the flu shot. Check if your location also offers COVID-19 vaccines. Check with your doctor about getting the newly updated COVID-19 vaccine available in the fall.

Some members may have to pay a low out-of-pocket cost for the shots. This applies to: 

  • Some pre-Affordable Care Act (2010) or “grandfathered” plans
  • Some employer-sponsored, self-funded, or administrative services only (ASO) plans

To check how much a flu shot may cost, please log in to your account. You can view your preventive care benefits by clicking Benefits under the myblueshield tab.


Where to get your flu and COVID shots


Doctors’ offices or hospitals


All Blue Shield and Blue Shield Promise members can get their vaccines from their primary doctor (also known as their primary care physician).

You may need to call ahead of time to set up an appointment at your primary doctor’s office. Or you can ask to have the shot during your next visit. Your local hospital or community clinic may also be offering flu shots.


Retail pharmacies


If you have pharmacy benefits, you can get the flu shot at many in-network retail pharmacies. Find out if you have pharmacy benefits.

You may or may not need an appointment to get a shot. Age restrictions may apply and types of vaccines may vary.

Please call or check the pharmacy website for anything that you may need to know before you go. For example, if you need a high-dose, egg-free, or nasal spray vaccine.

If you cannot find an appointment at one of the locations below, you can use our Find a Doctor tool. This shows in-network pharmacies near you. Some local independent pharmacies may not offer flu shots.

Large Retail Pharmacy Location Links
Albertsons/Osco/Savon Pharmacies Store locator
Flu shot info
CVS Pharmacy® including CVS pharmacies in Target stores Flu shot info and locator
CVS MinuteClinic® (Non-Medicare PPO plans only) Flu shot info and locator
Costco Store locator
Flu shot appointments
Ralphs Flu shot info and locator
Rite-Aid Flu shot info and locator
Safeway Store locator
Flu shot info
Vons Store locator
Flu shot info
Walgreens Flu shot info and locator
Walmart Store locator


Clinics for Medi-Cal in the Los Angeles Area


For Medi-Cal members, L.A. Care Health Plan is holding flu clinics, too. 


Antelope Valley Blue Shield Promise clinics for Blue Shield Promise Medi-Cal members


Medi-Cal members in the Antelope Valley – Palmdale area of Southern California – can visit the following Blue Shield Promise Clinics for a flu shot. You must be a member of this clinic. Please call to set up an appointment.

Locations Clinic Hours Phone Number
38440 5th Street W.
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday (urgent care only)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(661) 575-2725