Cold and Flu Prevention

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It's time to get your flu shots!

For the 2020/2021 flu season, we are giving several options to ensure that your flu vaccination experience is fast and efficient.

  1. All insured adults can go to their local pharmacies to where flu vaccines will be COVERED by your insurance. Please select your health center from the upper corner of the map to find the closest pharmacies and their flu vaccine hours.

  2. Both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties will be holding Community events throughout the season. Go to these links to find one near you.

    Alameda County
    Contra Costa County
  3. LifeLong Medical Care will be holding limited weekly flu clinic at 5 of our sites. West Berkeley Health Center East Oakland Health Center William Jenkins Health Center Trust Health Center Brookside San Pablo Health Center

Please call (510) 981-4100 to schedule your flu vaccination appointment.

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Flu shot FAQ's

Will the flu shot protect me from COVID-19?

While the flu shot doesn’t provide protection from COVID-19, it has many other benefits.

No year is a good year to get the flu. The flu and COVID-19 will be spreading at the same time – so getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever. It reduces your risk of serious illness and hospitalization, so we can care for our sickest patients.

And because the symptoms are very similar, you’ll be less likely to mistake the flu for COVID-19 if you’re vaccinated for flu.

There’s currently no vaccine for COVID-19.

Why should I get a flu shot?

Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the flu. Flu shots are:

  • Safe and effective. They’re made from inactive (dead) flu viruses that can’t give you the flu. When your body’s building its defenses, you may experience a minor reaction after getting the flu shot, like body aches or mild fever.
  • Safe for patients with egg allergies.
  • May not protect you from some strains of influenza virus. If you do get sick, your symptoms may be milder.

Flu shots protect against influenza virus, not other viruses.

Who should get a flu shot?

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot each year. This is especially important for pregnant women, children, older adults, and people with chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, or kidney, heart, or lung disease.

If you’ve had a COVID-19 test and are waiting for the results, or already tested positive, get your flu shot after your self-isolation period ends.

If you're experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19, call us at (510) 981-4100, or email your doctor before getting your flu shot.

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