The CDC recommends a flu shot for everyone 6 months and up starting in early September. If you have not yet received the vaccine, it’s time to book a flu shot. The reason is that flu shots are most effective when given in early fall BEFORE flu season begins.
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If you already have a primary care appointment scheduled, you can request a flu shot during that appointment. Otherwise, book your flu shot by calling your primary care office or 310-861-6658, or direct scheduling in myUCLAhealth.
Direct schedule your flu shot: To direct schedule your flu shot, login to myUCLAhealth. Navigate to "Visits" and select "Schedule an Appointment." Under appointment types, select "Flu Vaccine Only." Answer all screening questions related to COVID-19, select a location and available time, and hit "Schedule."
Extended and weekend hours in select clinics: For your convenience, we offer extended and weekend hours for flu vaccinations in our immediate care locations and many primary care offices.
50 Plus Program: For members of the UCLA Health 50 Plus Program, flu shots will be available at no cost at any CVS MinuteClinic and inside select CVS/Pharmacy and Target locations in Southern California. Standard and high-dose vaccines are available to those 65 or older.
Vaccine vouchers will be needed at MinuteClinics to receive a free flu shot. To obtain a voucher, patients can either join the 50 Plus Program or call 424-260-8027 to sign up. All new members receive the flu shot voucher in their new member packets. If you are a current member and did not receive your voucher, call 424-260-8027.
Ask any UCLA Health infectious disease expert, and they’ll tell you this year’s flu shot is more important than ever.
You guessed it: COVID-19.
Getting the annual flu vaccine is especially important for those who are:
The World Health Organization and the CDC select the flu viruses for each year’s vaccine based on the Southern Hemisphere’s flu season, which occurs before the Northern Hemisphere’s flu season. This year’s flu vaccines are all quadrivalent, which means they cover the four most likely strains of the flu virus expected this season (2 A strains and 2 B strains). All available vaccines are also preservative-free and thimerosal-free, and do not contain gluten or latex.
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