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Get Your 2021 Flu Shot

Flu immunizations are now available for UC San Diego Health patients, including the high-dose flu vaccine recommended for people over age 65. Getting your flu shot early in the season is the best way to protect yourself against the flu this fall and winter.

How to Get Your Flu Shot

If you receive your flu shot from a provider outside UC San Diego Health, please update your MyUCSDChart account so your doctor knows you're protected from the flu this season.

 Drive-Up Flu Shots — By Appointment Only

UC San Diego Health patients ages 3 and up can be seen at the drive-up locations below with an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled for these times: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.), Tuesday through Saturday.

To make an appointment, log into MyUCSDChart and go to Visits, then select "Schedule an Appointment" and "Flu Vaccine (Drive Up)." If you don't have a MyChart account, set one up or call 800-926-8273 for an appointment. Unscheduled arrivals will not be accepted.

Note: Per CDC guidance, any driver who receives a vaccine will be asked to wait 15 minutes before leaving to monitor for adverse reactions and ensure that driving is safe.

 Flu Shots at Primary Care Clinics and Pharmacies — By Appointment Only

 Same-Day Flu Shots at Express Care — Save Your Spot Online

Walk-ins will not be accepted for flu shots — instead, save your spot online for a same-day appointment. To save your spot, select the Downtown or Encinitas location below. Click "Save My Spot" and select "Flu Shot" as your reason when you fill out the online form. Note that flu shot appointments are not available at our Eastlake Express Care location or at Urgent Care.

  • Express Care – Downtown
    203 West F St., San Diego
    8 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days a week (except holidays)
    Closed 12–1 p.m. for lunch
    Information: 800-926-8273
  • Express Care – Encinitas
    1505 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas
    8 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days a week (except holidays)
    Closed 12–1 p.m. for lunch
    Information: 800-926-8273