The Health District offers flu vaccine at all Health District clinic locations each fall. Check individual public health center locations for hours of operation.
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chance of getting the flu. The vaccine takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and offers protection from seasonal flu for about a year.
Getting immunized as soon as vaccine is available ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is at its highest. You should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. However, you can be vaccinated anytime during the flu season.
The viruses included in the vaccine change each year based on the strains expected to circulate during flu season. Flu vaccine will not make you sick.
For more information about the flu visit the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s Influenza (Flu) webpage.
Parental Consent: Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. See the Parental Consent for Immunization of a Minor Policy for more details.
Patients can print and complete the two forms (below) prior to visitation:
- Clinical Services Registration Form – English
Formulario de Registro de Servicios Clínica – En Español
- Vaccine Administration Form & Informed Consent – English
Registro de Administración de Vacunas y Consentimiento de su Información – En Español
NOTE: The vaccine administration record must be filled out prior to receiving any immunizations.
Cost of the flu vaccine is covered by most insurance with no co-pay. Visit the Accepted Methods of Payment webpage for details on payments and our ID policy.
Types of Vaccine Available
Quadrivalent Flu Shot
The quadrivalent flu shot protects people 6 months of age and older against four strains of influenza; two strains of Influenza A and two strains of Influenza B. The shot uses killed (or inactivated) flu virus.
Senior-dose Flu Shot
The senior-dose flu vaccine is available for people age 65 and older.
Vaccine Information Statements
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a number of vaccine information statements providing details of the vaccines required to be administered. Download vaccine information statements on the VIS webpage.
The Health District supports strategies that are designed to strengthen and sustain public health and improve the health of communities through immunization programs. Download the Immunization Program Policy Statement PDF 44KB to learn more.