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Information About Flu Shots

Flu Shots

The flu or influenza s a serious disease. It’s more than just a runny nose and sore throat. The flu can make you very sick and cause you to go to the hospital or even lead to death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine (flu shot). You can protect yourself and those around you by getting a flu shot.

Where can I get a Flu Shot? 

There are many ways to get your flu shot:

1. Ask your doctor
If you have health insurance, you can get a flu shot from your medical provider. It is usually free. Ask your doctor about it.
2. Find a clinic

For a list of local clinics providing flu vaccine, Click Here. (When Available)
3. Go to a pharmacy

Visit the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to find a pharmacy where you can get flu shots. Check with your health plan to see if it’s covered.
4. Visit our clinic

If you don’t have a doctor or health insurance, you can get a free flu shot from the Health Care Agency Flu Clinic (see below).


Health Care Agency Flu Clinic

The Public Health Services Family Health Clinics will be offering free COVID-19 and flu shots Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. An appointment is needed. Flu shots are subject to availability. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-914-4887. *Flu Mist is not available at this location. Visit for a location offering Flu Mist.

Where: 1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 map

Phone: To make an appointment, please call the Appointment Line 1 (800) 914-4887, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


What do I need to know before my visit?

  • You must have an appointment to get a flu shot. 
  • The flu shot is available for everyone 6 months or older.  
  • Wear a short sleeve shirt. 
  • If you are sick or have a fever, please wait until you are better before getting a flu shot
  • Print and complete the Flu Screening Questionnaire form and bring it with you to your appointment. Click here to access the questionnaire. For those without printer access, the questionnaire will also be available at the clinic.


Communications Tools to Support Flu Vaccines:

Click here for social media assets and video links to help promote the importance Flu Vaccines to your community and followers.


Where can I find more information about the flu?

Read our Influenza (General Information) page to learn more about the flu and how it spreads.


Other Information Resources

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19
What is the difference between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

CDC Influenza (Flu) Website
Information about the flu, including symptoms, treatment and prevention from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Key facts about the flu vaccine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Information
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