Find a low-cost vaccination provider in your community.
The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and your local community hospitals recommend that everyone, including health care workers, get vaccinated annually for the flu. It’s the right thing to do to keep families, hospitalized patients and communities healthy and safe.
Before getting a flu shot, we recommend that you first talk with your physician about any health guidelines and risks. In addition to your doctor’s office, here is a list of providers of low-cost flu vaccinations:
County public health departments;
Retail pharmacies like CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid;
In-store pharmacies in Safeway, Vons, Ralphs, WalMart, Target, and Costco;
Urgent care and other clinics like Med 7, MD STAT, Doctor’s Express, Concentra and Pinnacle HealthCare.
You can also use this Flu Vaccine Finder to locate a provider near you. Please check with your local providers for specific costs, times and locations where flu vaccinations will be provided.
At Caring is our Calling, we want to help you keep your family healthy during this influenza season.
The start of the flu season is very unpredictable. Flu activity can begin as early as October and typically peaks in the U.S. in January or February. California’s hospitals recommend a flu shot every year as the first and best step in protecting you and your family from getting this serious disease.
Here’s some other information that you should know about flu vaccinations from the CDC:
Here’s your primer on treating and avoiding the flu, plus how to know if you’ve come down with influenza versus a cold. Dr. Adam Stracher, director of Primary Care at Weill Cornell Medical College, explains.