We’re Shooing The Flu In Oakland

Flu vaccine days are happening now in schools all across Oakland. The good news? It’s not too late to make sure your student gets vaccinated.

Contact your school for more information.

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It’s not too late!

Flu Vaccine Make-Up Days will be happening 4 to 6 weeks after the 1st Vaccine Day.

If you missed out the first time, there’s still one more chance to make sure your student gets flu protection at no cost during school. Here’s how:

  1. Complete the consent form.
  2. Have your child return it to the school.
  3. Your student will receive the vaccine on the make-up day.

As a reminder: all students in pre-k through 5th grade (in some cases up to 8th grade) at participating Oakland schools are eligible to get the vaccine at no cost — with or without insurance. Contact your school for more information about the make-up days.

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It's contagious!

Flu germs start spreading a day before the first sniffle.

What to Expect at Flu Vaccine Days

We bring in the health professionals to give flu protection to all participating students. The vaccine is a good way to protect the kids against flu germs –

Plus, it’s:

  • Safe: It’s the same one your child would get from your regular healthcare provider.
  • Convenient: The whole process takes place during school hours.
  • Easy: Most kids only need a nasal spray instead of an injection.*
Students with asthma and other conditions may not be eligible to receive the nasal spray. Their medical history will inform health professionals if your student will require an injection instead.

Pass the peas, not the flu.

A single cough can spread flu germs 6 feet.


Yes, it’s pretty important.

It's the best defense we've got against the flu.

  • We all stay healthier
    Grandma and baby sister benefit most from fewer flu outbreaks.
  • Kids stay in school
    Fewer sick days means they can keep up with their studies.
  • Families save money
    No more missed work to take care of sick kids.

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Cover your mouth!

Cough & sneeze into your elbow to help stop the spread of flu.

Say Yes to Flu Protection

It’s easy to make sure your whole family gets vaccinated, too. Visit the Alameda County Public Health Department online to see a list of free clinics in your area.

For more information about Shoo the Flu and the flu vaccine, check out our Frequently Asked Questions and our Flu Vaccine Facts pages.

Participating Schools

It’s easy to find out if your child’s school is participating in Shoo the Flu. Check out the list.

Looking to volunteer at a Flu Vaccine Day? Thank you! That’s great. Learn more.

Let’s Shoo The Flu!