Vaccines for Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men
Gay and bisexual men should receive all the vaccines recommended according to their age and health status. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) publishes its adult vaccination recommendations every year. You can view the recommendations here or download the app for your phone.
In addition, you can get vaccinated to prevent illnesses affecting gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and meningococcal (meningitis) infections. The meningitis vaccine normally recommended for men who have sex with men is the MenACWY vaccine (Menveo or Menactra). Talk with your provider about which vaccines are right for you.
Where to get Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal (Meningitis) Vaccines in San Francisco
- Ask to be vaccinated wherever you usually get medical care
- Many retail pharmacies offer a wide range of vaccines
- The Department of Public Health has identified locations where you can drop in to get these vaccines. Hepatitis A and Meningitis vaccines are available at the following locations for free or low cost. We recommend that you phone ahead or check the website for clinic hours, vaccine availability and cost.
San Francisco City Clinic
356 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
AITC Immunization & Travel Clinic
101 Grove Street, Room 102
San Francisco, CA 94102