Information About Flu Shots

Flu Shots

The flu or influenza is a serious disease. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can make you very sick and cause you to go to the hospital or even lead to death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine (flu shot). You can protect yourself and those around you by getting a flu shot.

Where can I get a Flu Shot? 

There are many ways to get your flu shot:

1. Ask your doctor
 
If you have health insurance, you can get a flu shot from your medical provider. It is usually free. Ask your doctor about it.
2. Find a clinic

The list of local clinics will be available in early October when the flu vaccine has been broadly distributed. Until then, please call (800) 564-8448 to ask if a free flu shot is available at a clinic near you.
3. Go to a pharmacy
 
Visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to find a pharmacy where you can get flu shots. Check with your health plan to see if it’s covered.
4. Visit our clinic
 
If you don’t have a doctor or health insurance, you can get a free flu shot from the Health Care Agency Flu Clinic (see below).

Health Care Agency Flu Clinic

The Public Health Services Family Health Clinics will be offering free flu shots Monday to Friday, starting September 28, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Appointment is needed. Flu shots subject to availability. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-914-4887. *Flu Mist is not available at this location. Visit vaccinefinder.org for a location offering Flu Mist
 
La Clínica de Salud Familiar del Departamento de Salud Publica estará ofreciendo vacunas gratis de la gripe, de lunes a viernes, empezando Septiembre 28, 2020 de 8:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. y de 1:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m.  Cerrado de 11:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Se necesita una cita. La vacuna de la gripe es sujeta a la disponibilidad. Para hacer una cita, por favor llama al 1-800-914-4887. *El vapor contra la influenza no está disponible en este lugar.  Visite Vaccinefinder.org  para un lugar que ofresca el vapor contra la influenza.
 
Phòng Khám Y Tế Công Cộng Cho Sức Khỏe Gia đình sẽ cung cấp chích ngừa cúm miễn phí từ thứ hai đến thứ sáu, bắt đầu từ ngày 28 tháng 9, 2020 từ 8:00 giờ sáng đến 11:30 giờ sáng và 1:00 giờ chiều đến 4:00 giờ chiều. Đóng cửa từ 11:30 giờ sáng đến 1:00 giờ chiều. Cần phải lấy hẹn trước. Chích ngừa cúm tùy thuộc vào tình trạng sẵn có của thuốc. Để lấy hẹn xin vui lòng gọi 1-800-914-4887. *Ở đây không có vắc-xin cúm dạng xịt mũi. Hãy vào vaccinefinder.org để tìm một nơi khác có vắc-xin cúm dạng xịt mũi.


Where: 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 map

Phone: To make an appointment, please call the Appointment Line 1 (800) 914-4887, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What do I need to know before my visit?

  • By appointment only.
  • The flu shot is available for everyone 6 months or older.
  • Wear a short sleeve shirt.
  • If you are sick or have a fever, please wait until you are better before getting a flu shot.

Communications Tools to Support Flu Vaccines:

Click here for social media assets and video links to help promote the importance Flu Vaccines to your community and followers.

Where can I find more information about the flu?

Read our Influenza (General Information) page to learn more about the flu and how it spreads.

Other Resources

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19
What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

CDC Influenza (Flu) Website
Information about the flu, including symptoms, treatment and prevention from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Key facts about the flu vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Information
Information and recommendations about flu vaccines from Vaccines.gov.



Page Last Updated: August 31, 2020