Thanks for another successful year in Oakland

Our second year giving free flu vaccines at Oakland-area schools was a success. Over 10,000 students at 139 schools participated, helping the whole community stay healthier. Stay tuned for information about next year’s program coming in the fall.

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It’s Still Flu Season

Keep practicing these tips to stay healthy.

  1. Get the flu vaccine (if you haven’t already). Learn more.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough or sneeze.

If you have the flu, stay home from school or work until 24 hours after your fever is gone. Get plenty of rest and drink fluids to help get better fast. Find these and more Flu Vaccine Facts here.

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It's contagious!

Flu germs start spreading a day before the first sniffle.

Free Flu Vaccine Clinics in Your Area

There’s still time to get the flu vaccine this season.

Simply visit the Alameda County Public Health Department online or call them at 510-267-3230 to get a list of free clinics in your area. And for a current map of flu cases nationwide, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Helpful Reminder
The flu vaccine is recommended for all kids (and adults!) age 6 months and older, and most kids only need a nasal spray instead of a shot.* For full protection, 2 doses may be required for children under age 9.

Students with asthma and some other medical conditions may not be eligible to receive the nasal spray vaccine. Their medical history will inform the nurses if they will need a flu shot instead.

Pass the peas, not the flu.

A single cough can spread flu germs 6 feet.

Flu vaccination?

Yes, it’s pretty important.

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

  • We stay healthy.
    Grandparents and small children benefit most from fewer flu cases.
  • Students 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.

Cover your mouth!

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

Keep Up the Great Work

Thank you to everyone who helped make year two of Shoo the Flu a success. Stay tuned for information about free flu vaccines coming to Oakland-area schools next flu season.

Or learn more about Shoo the Flu now.

Participating Schools

It’s thrilling that 139 Oakland schools participated in Shoo the Flu this year. Did yours? If so, we’d love to hear your feedback.

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Ask about Shoo the Flu Vaccine Days at your student’s school.
We’re already busy planning to bring Shoo the Flu to more schools in Oakland next flu season, so make sure you tell yours you want to Shoo the Flu.

Let’s Shoo The Flu!