Please note: SHCS is not currently offering the flu vaccination at either clinic, as we have not yet received this year's immunization order. Please visit UCSF Occupational Health Services (OHS) flu shot clinics at one of the many different campuses and building locations.


Notice: Time to Get Your Flu Shots

Flu vaccines are also required by public health agencies for all health care workers and by the University of California.

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health of faculty, staff, learners and volunteers, we are once again offering free influenza vaccines at various UCSF locations to prevent the spread of the disease in our community.

  • Beginning Sept. 6, 2022, UCSF Occupational Health Services (OHS) will begin a series of outreach flu shot clinics at many different campuses and building locations. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (BCH) Oakland and Fresno locations also will have flu clinics this fall, as noted in this full schedule:
  • Everyone must complete the Digital Screener prior to arriving at any vaccination clinic and must wear a mask while in the vaccination clinics
  • If you receive your flu shot from UCSF, you will be sent an email confirmation within 48 to 72 hours, and the record is automatically submitted to UCSF OHS
  • If you receive your flu vaccination from a provider outside UCSF, please submit the record via the OHS Portal at (Note that VPN MyAccess is required)
  • BCH Oakland employees should email their vaccine records to Employee Health at [email protected]
  • Getting your flu vaccination this year is particularly important. As the world struggles to manage COVID-19, this year’s flu season has the potential to compound the pressure on hospitals and health systems, and cause unnecessary illness and suffering.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges everyone ages six months and older to get a yearly flu vaccine as a safe and effective way to prevent mild to severe illnesses that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Flu vaccines are proven to be effective because they produce antibodies in the body that protect against infection while influenza viruses are circulating in our community.

While COVID-19 prevention measures continue to be eased in public settings, getting a flu shot is important since the potential convergence of these contagious diseases poses a threat to the health and safety of our patients, colleagues, and the communities we serve. Vaccination against both viruses is also needed to mitigate against overburdening our health care systems.



Please visit the CDC Flu page for the most updated information and protocol regarding this season's influenza virus.

All members of the UCSF community are encouraged to monitor travel and risk updates on the CDC's information for travel webpage. Return to campus following international travel must be cleared by SHCS. Please view our COVID-19 Care Protocols page for more information.