Flu Clinics

flu shots signWhere can you and your family get vaccinated?

You should get a flu vaccine every year because immunity from the flu vaccine weakens over time and the different strains contained in the vaccine change year to year. This year’s vaccine will protect you against H1N1, as well as two- three other virus strains. Adults and children 9 years of age and older will need only one dose of the vaccine. Children 6 months through age 8 may need one or two doses this year, depending on what doses they received last year.

There are many places to get a flu vaccine: your doctor’s office and flu clinics at Kaiser, public health nursing clinics, senior centers, drugstores and grocery stores. For more information on flu clinics try:

  • Alameda County Public Health flu clinics will be posted on our Clinics page. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.
  • Flu Shot Locator provides information on where to find flu clinics in your area (enter your zip code) or call 1-800-LUNGUSA
  • Kaiser Permanente Members or call 1-800-573-5811

clinic with leslieWho can get the FluMist nasal spray?

The nasal spray is for persons 2 to 49 years old who are not pregnant and do not have any conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart or kidney problems or a weakened immune system, or an allergy to eggs.

 

 

Who should check with their physician before getting a flu shot?

  • anyone with a severe allergy to eggs
  • anyone who has ever had an onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome within 6 weeks after getting a flu shot
  • anyone who has ever had a severe reaction to a flu shot
  • anyone who is moderately to severely ill with a fever
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