The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. On August 30, 2022, the University of California issued the UC Policy on Vaccination programs which states that all covered faculty and staff working at any UC location are required to get vaccinated against influenza this fall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all persons aged 6 months and older are recommended for annual influenza (flu) vaccination, with rare exception. Consult with your healthcare provider if you have any questions regarding which influenza vaccines are best for you and your family, if you have had a reaction to the flu vaccine before, or may have a severe egg allergy. Learn more about who the vaccine is recommended for, and who should not get it at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Table of Contents
- UC Policy on Vaccination Programs
- Information for UC Davis Health Employees
- Information for UC Davis Campus and Area Employees
- Flu Vaccine Clinics on the Davis Campus (Oct. 11, 19, 27, 2022)
- Flu Vaccines with your Healthcare Provider
- Flu Vaccines in your Area
- Flu Prevention Tips
UC Policy on Vaccination Programs
On August 30, 2022, the University of California issued the UC Policy on Vaccination Programs which states all covered students, faculty, other academic appointees and staff are required to get vaccinated against influenza or opt out using a form supplied by their UC location after receiving information about flu vaccine. The deadline for receiving a vaccination or opting out through Health-E-Messaging is December 1, 2022.
UC Davis Health Employees
UC Davis Health employees have an annual flu vaccination requirement. Please refer to the news release to learn more about the upcoming flu clinics at UC Davis Health and how to submit proof of vaccination if you receive your vaccine elsewhere.
- Please contact Employee Health Services (email@example.com or 916-734-3572) if you have any questions.
UC Davis Campus and Area Employees
This season, there are a few opportunities to get vaccinated here at the UC Davis campus:
For Fire Department, Police Department, Student Health and Counseling Services employees, and those directly involved in flu-research at the Primate Center – Occupational Health Services has directly reached out to your departments to schedule your flu vaccine visits.
Students and Student Employees – if you have UC SHIP insurance, call the Student Health and Wellness Center Appointment Desk to schedule an appointment for the flu shot. Local Davis pharmacies (CVS, CVS at Target, and Rite Aid) also provide free flu shots for students with UC SHIP insurance. Call ahead to confirm. No appointment needed!
Staff and Academics — you are encouraged to access flu vaccinations through your health providers or find a pharmacy or clinic in your local area through vaccinefinder.org. There will also be three, first-come, first-served flu clinics available on Oct. 11, 19, and 27. See the next section, "Flu Vaccine Clinics on the Davis Campus" for more details.
Flu Vaccine Clinics on the Davis Campus
Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being and UC Davis Health are offering flu clinics on the Davis campus to get vaccinated. The clinics will be taking place on the following days and times.
- Tuesday, October 11th - 10 am - 2 pm at Cowell Building Lobby
- Wednesday, October 19th - 10 am - 2 pm at Valley Hall 1041
- Thursday, October 27th - 9 am - 1 pm at Cowell Building Lobby
To access the flu clinics, you must:
- Be current UC Davis staff or faculty
- Have received a flu vaccine in the recent past. First-time flu vaccine recipients may not participate.
- Be 18 years or older
No pre-registration required. Vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Flu Vaccines with Your Healthcare Provider
What if I cannot go to these flu clinics? Check with your healthcare provider for their flu clinic times. These shots are free to members. They will often hold weekend clinics as well as extended hour clinics during this time of year.
Kaiser Permanente – sort by flu clinic location and find the day and time most convenient for you. Or, call 1-800-573-5811 for flu updates.
UC Davis Health – patients can self-schedule their appointment via MyUCDavisHealth, or call their primary care clinic to schedule.
UC Blue & Gold – find your provider or a local pharmacy today to inquire about flu shots.
UC Care – see Anthem's preventive care guidelines and then contact your provider to confirm.
Flu Vaccines in Your Area
Find a local pharmacy or clinic in your area through vaccinefinder.org. Call ahead to see if your insurance is accepted.
Yolo County Residents: Yolo County is hosting free flu vaccination clinics to help all residents and families this Fall. For an updated list of flu clinics, visit the Yolo County Immunization Program website. Additional clinics may be added.
Sacramento County Residents: The Sacramento County Department of Health Services is offering free adult and family clinics in various locations. For an updated list of flu clinics, visit the Sacramento County Department of Health Services website.
Flu Prevention Tips
In addition to getting the flu vaccine, there are everyday actions that you can take to stop the spread of germs and illnesses like the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
- When you are sick, if possible, stay home and avoid running errands, going to work or school.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Learn more tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and find PDF flyers (available in multiple languages) to post at your workplace or school.