Where to get your flu shot before the seemingly annual Great Flu Panic. This year's flu vaccination protects against H1N1 as well as several other flu strains.
The 2013 flu vaccine includes protection for H1N1 as well as H3N2. People are advised to get the flu vaccination every year since protection is assumed to wear off after several months.
In late September 2011, a new less painful flu shot was made available. It uses a much smaller and much more painless needle. This single dose preservative-free vaccine is designed to contain no mercury or such small amounts that it is negligible. The preservative used in some flu vaccines contains small amounts of mercury. A normal flu shot normally contains about the same amount of mercury as a serving of tuna. You can always ask for a preservative-free single dose flu shot which is available with the traditional needle if supplies of the smaller less painful needle are not available.
The flu vaccine is available in a nasal spray version. This version contains no mercury and is sprayed into the nose with no needles.
Even if you've already had the previous 2009-2010 H1N1 vaccine, the vaccine for Fall 2010 and Fall 2011 includes even more protection:
Student Health and Wellness Center - can get a flu shot or FluMist, see http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu/topics/flu-vaccine.html
Call for an appointment at the Student Health & Wellness Center. Second floor Specialty Clinic. (injectable & intranasal (nasal spray) vaccine available)
Cost of Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Flu Shot (Injection) or FluMist (Intranasal Vaccine):
SHIP members receive vaccination at no cost after billing to Anthem Blue Cross
$30 charge for all students* ($10 visit + $20 cost of vaccine. Fees will be billed directly to a student's campus account.)
Rite Aid (both stores) - flu shot available by appointment and by walk-in as long as supplies last
Sutter Davis Hospital - if you are a patient there with Family Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Davis Medical Offices - free vaccinations of all kinds for Kaiser members only
CVS - Available by appointment and sometimes by walk-in as long as supplies last
I suggest keeping an eye on Yolo County Press Releases
This is still a hard question. At least the first link below is finally working thanks to Google.
CVS and Rite Aid have had shots available in the past. Safeway usually does not offer flu shots since there are no Safeway pharmacies in Davis. However, Safeway pharmacies in other cities do offer flu shots and Safeway sometimes holds flu shot clinics on a walk-in basis.
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2009-10-07 06:32:36 Last weekend there was a county wide free clinic... Wish I would have seen this page before then, as I would have posted info about it. The county usually offers one every year (this year they offered one in both woodland and West Sac). —WesHardaker