The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older.  

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

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UC Policy on Vaccination Programs

According to the “Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program” attachment within the UC Policy on Vaccination Programsall covered students, faculty, other academic appointees and staff are required to get vaccinated against influenza or opt out using a form supplied by their location after receiving information about flu vaccine by December 1, 2023. Please note that Nov. 1 is the deadline for UC Davis Health employees.

Learn more about the Flu Vaccination Requirement at UC Davis including UC-wide Q&A documents for both students and employees.

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.

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 (CVSCVS 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 There will also be three, first-come, first-served flu clinics available on Oct. 12 and 17 and Nov. 2. See the next section, "Flu Vaccine Clinics on the Davis Campus" for more details. 

New: Submit your flu vaccine information via Health-e-Messaging. Find more information on how to submit flu vaccine information or flu declination via the Campus Ready webpage. Flu vaccine information or flu declination must be submitted before December1st.  

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.

To access the flu clinics, you must:

  • Be current UC Davis staff, faculty or academic
  • 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. 

Download and share the PDF flyer with colleagues!

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 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: 

  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. 
  2. When you are sick, if possible, stay home and avoid running errands, going to work or school. 
  3. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  6. 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.