Flu vaccination info for UC Davis patients
Walk-in vaccinations are now available for many UC Davis patients at their regular primary care clinics
UC Davis encourages our patients to be vaccinated against influenza
Many UC Davis primary care clinics are now offering flu vaccinations to their regular patients on a walk-in basis during periods within regular office hours, subject to supply availability.
- You will not need to make an appointment via phone or MyChart to receive a flu shot at your regular primary care clinic.
- However, you will need to call your primary care clinic ahead of time to inquire about:
- current vaccine availability
- walk-in schedule
- if desired, the current estimated waiting time for walk-in shots.
- You should plan to get your flu shot at the clinic where you see your regular primary care doctor. At this time we regret we are unable to offer flu shots on a walk-in basis at other UC Davis primary care clinics where you are not a regular patient.
More about the flu vaccine
- Flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death (it is currently ranked among the top ten causes of death in the U.S.).
- Most people who get influenza will recover in several days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop complications as a result of the flu.
- The flu vaccine is updated every year to combat the flu viruses that research indicates are most likely to cause illness during the upcoming season.
- It is especially important that people in some groups get vaccinated, because:
- they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications, or
- they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications.
- There are also some people who should not get a flu vaccine without first consulting a physician.
For background and details on this year's vaccine, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.