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Get Your 2020 Flu Vaccine

Flu immunizations are now available, including the high-dose flu vaccine recommended for people ages 65 and over. You can reduce the spread of flu by taking the same precautions that lower the risk of transmitting COVID-19, but getting a flu shot early in the season is the best way to protect against flu this fall and winter.

How to Get Your Flu Shot

Please note:

  • The flu shot is especially important this year. Find out why:
  • 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.
  • UC San Diego Health employees, please go to Pulse (employee log-in required) to schedule your flu shot.

 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. – 6:45 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.), Tuesday through Saturday.

To schedule an appointment online, log into to MyUCSDChart and go to the Visits menu, then select "Schedule an Appointment" and "Flu Vaccine (Drive Up)." If you don't have a MyUCSDChart account, see information on setting up your account or call 800-926-8273. 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

 Walk-In Flu Shots at Express Care and Urgent Care — No Appointment Needed

Available now at all Express Care and Urgent Care locations:

  • Express Care — Downtown
    203 West F St., San Diego
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week (except holidays)
    Closed 12–1 p.m. for lunch
    Information: 800-926-8273
  • Express Care — Eastlake
    2295 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 110, Chula Vista
    8 a.m. – 5 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. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week (except holidays)
    Closed 12–1 p.m. for lunch
    Information: 800-926-8273
  • Urgent Care — La Jolla
    8910 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week
    Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
    Information: 800-926-8273
  • Urgent Care — Rancho Bernardo
    16950 Via Tazon, San Diego
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
    Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
    Information: 800-926-8273