Flu vaccination info for UC Davis patients
Walk-in vaccinations are now available at many UC Davis clinics
Learn more about the importance of getting the flu vaccine from Dean Blumberg,
chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis.
UC Davis encourages our patients to be vaccinated against influenza.
Flu vaccinations are now available on a walk-in basis for UC Davis patients at many UC Davis primary care clinics during regular office hours, subject to supply availability.
You do not need to make an appointment to receive a shot. However, you do need to call your primary care clinic to inquire about:
- vaccine availability
- walk-in schedule and
- the current estimated waiting time for walk-in shots.
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, either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because 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.