Flu Vaccination Outreach

It is more important than ever to get your flu shot this fall to help protect our community during the combined COVID-19 epidemic and flu season. Like COVID-19, influenza causes respiratory symptoms, as well as thousands of hospitalizations each year. Flu vaccinations are a safe and effective way to prevent millions of illnesses.

The University of California is requiring all members of the UC community who live, learn or work on premises at any UC location to have an influenza vaccine or an approved exemption by November 1, 2020, and has strongly encouraged universal flu vaccines for the entire UC community and their families. UCSF Medical Center also typically requires all employees to have annual flu vaccinations.

Ways to Get Your Vaccine

Drop by an OHS Flu Outreach Clinic

The link below will take you to our current Flu Outreach schedule. We will update it as dates are added.

2020/2021 Flu Outreach Schedule

Find Your UCSF Health Flu Deputy

If you work at UCSF Health, you may have a designated Flu Deputy for your department. Flu Deputies are nurses who are approved to give flu vaccinations to UCSF faculty and staff.

FLU DEPUTIES, LOCATIONS, AND SHIFTS

If you are an LVN or RN or would like your LVN or RN to become a flu deputy have them email [email protected] or [email protected].

Visit an OHS Clinic

Starting Monday, September 28, employees can come to an Occupational Health Clinic for a flu shot during regular business hours.  Please check our locations for the best site near you.  

LOCATIONS AND HOURS

Visit Your Doctor, Pharmacy, or Local Flu Clinic

All UC health plans offer options for free through your primary care provider.  Some offer free vaccinations through additional sources, such as local pharmacies.  Please note that while UCSF will accept flu documentation from outside providers, we will not be able to reimburse charges for them.  If you are an employee who wishes to receive your immunization elsewhere, the link below has information about each UC health plan's option for getting a flu shot at no cost.

ADDITIONAL FLU SHOT OPTIONS

How to Submit Your Vaccination Record 

If you receive your vaccination from a UCSF Flu Clinic or Deputy, you will be sent an email confirmation within 48-72 hours, and the record is automatically submitted to UC.

UCSF also accepts outside flu shot records. If you receive your vaccination from your own provider, you can submit your record to [email protected].

Questions about our flu policy?

For further information on the policy, as well as links to key forms and guidance on how to submit requests for medical or religious exemptions, please visit our FAQs.

FAQs UCSF Flu Vaccination Policy

FLU MYTHS

FACTS ABOUT THE FLU

IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU