Time to get your flu shot


Protect yourself and everyone around with a flu shot offered free from Sept. 17 to Oct. 12, depending on the UCSF location.

According to the CDC, more than 15,300 flu related deaths were reported during the 2017-2018 flu season.

The drop-in flu shot clinics for all UCSF employees, students and volunteers are part of an effort to shield staff and patients, and ensure the integrity of the UCSF workforce.

The clinics will be at various UCSF locations including: Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Mission Center Building, Laurel Heights, China Basin, Executive Park, 3360 Geary, and Emeryville. See the schedule for your location here.

Everyone who receives a flu shot will be given a yellow sticker that must be placed on the front of his or her ID badge. Old stickers should be removed.

Employees who receive a vaccination outside of UCSF must submit documentation to Occupational Health Services to receive a sticker to comply with UCSF policy.

California law and UCSF Medical Center policy requires that all UCSF Medical Center staff, students and volunteers receive an annual flu vaccine or complete a declination form.

If you wish to decline, you must complete the online declination form and wear a hospital-supplied mask while in patient care or clinical areas for the duration of the influenza season. The declination form will be made available in mid-November on the UCSF Occupational Health website.

For information about the UCSF Flu Shot Program, please contact Occupational Health at 415-885-7580 (Option 1), or email [email protected]