UCSF Offers Free Flu Shots to Faculty, Staff and Students

October 10, 2011

Faculty, staff, students and volunteers at UCSF may get a free flu shot at ongoing drop-in clinics at several locations through October 21.

Woman getting flu shot

The flu shots are available for free to those who have a valid UCSF identification badge.

Everyone six months of age and older should get a yearly flu vaccine, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ample supplies of the influenza vaccine are available now. It takes about two week after vaccination for a person to develop an immune response so it is recommended that everyone get vaccinated as soon as possible to be protected. In the United States, the flu season usually begins in October and can last until May, according to the CDC. Learn more about the virus that causes the flu on the CDC website.

The flu shots will be administered at the following locations: Parnassus, Mount Zion, Mission Bay, Mission Center, Laurel Heights, China Basin, Executive Park and at 2300 Harrison Street.

The complete schedule is posted online on the UCSF Occupational Health Program website

Here are the days and times for upcoming drop-in flu shot clinics according to locations.

Parnassus Campus

Moffitt Hospital, 505 Parnassus Ave., Room M 286: Monday through Friday, Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Medical Sciences Lobby, 513 Parnassus Ave., sign up in the lobby area:

  • Monday, Oct. 10, from 8:15 a.m.  to 4 p.m., room S 176
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rooms S 158 and S 160
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., rooms S 158 and S 160
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rooms S 158 and S 160
  • Friday, Oct. 14, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., rooms S 158 and S 160
  • Monday, Oct. 17, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room S 160 and Monday, Oct. 17, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., room S 158
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rooms S 158 and S 160
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., rooms S 160 and S 162

Mount Zion Campus

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, 1600 Divisadero St., Hellman Hall

  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., room C 126
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., room C 106

Mission Bay Campus

Rutter Center, 1675 Owens St., Bakar Fitness Center, room 168

  • Monday, Oct. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mission Center Building

1877 Folsom St., Conference room 126

  • Monday, Oct. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Laurel Heights Campus

3333 California St., Conference Center, sub-level one

  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

China Basin

186 Berry St., Lobby 6, second floor, Suite 290, room CB 2121

  • Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Executive Park

250 Executive Park, third floor, Suite 3400, EP Training Room

  • Friday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

2300 Harrison Street

Room H 152

  • Friday, Oct. 21, from 12:45 to 5 p.m.