Flu Season: Vaccine is still available if you need it
Updated March 29, 2021. We are fortunate that flu season has been very mild this winter. The 2020-21 annual flu vaccine is still available at medical centers, clinics, and pharmacies in San Francisco. The vaccine protects everyone’s health — when you’re vaccinated against flu, you are less likely to catch the flu and less likely to infect others, including people at high risk of developing serious flu complications.
If you haven’t had your flu vaccine yet, get it now, it’s not too late! Anyone planning travel to tropical areas of Latin America, Africa, Asia or Oceania should receive an annual flu vaccine, since flu circulates year-round in the tropics.
For more information on influenza and influenza vaccination, including information for providers, visit our influenza home page.
Quick link to find low-cost or no-cost flu shots in San Francisco: where to get immunized page.
Additional info on flu vaccination from SF.gov
Babies, Toddlers, Children, Teens: Are Your Vaccines Up to Date?
National data show that vaccination of children has decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic As San Francisco cautiously re-opens childcare centers, summer camps and public gardens, children need to be protected from diseases such as measles.
Parents: Contact your child’s healthcare provider for an appointment that includes catching up on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Healthcare Providers: Administration of vaccines is an essential medical service! Identify your patients who are due for recommended vaccinations and recall them for in-person appointments. CDC-recommended vaccinations are encouraged and are allowed as “essential” under the SF Routine Appointments Health Order and as of 6/16/2020 routine medical care is allowed under the SF Ambulatory Care Health Directive.