Here are details you can use to help spread the word (not the flu). Learn even more about Shoo the Flu from our videos.
Shoo the Flu is back this flu season: Free, Easy, and Convenient, October 15, 2018
Shoo the Flu Brings Free, Easy, and Convenient Flu Vaccine Program to Oakland Schools, Sept. 19, 2017
Shoo the Flu Brings Flu Protection for Oakland Students and Teachers, Sept. 14, 2016
Shoo the Flu Kicks off Second Year of Flu Protection for Oakland Students, Sept. 8, 2015
Shoo the Flu Launch Press Release, Aug. 25, 2014
In the News
American Academy of Pediatrics issues flu vaccine recommendations for 2018-2019
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that pediatricians offer the injectable form of the vaccine to all children 6 months and older as soon as it becomes available, preferably by the end of October. The AAP recommends the injectable flu vaccine as the primary choice for children because it has provided the most consistent protection against all strains of the flu virus in recent years. Read more.
American Academy of Pediatrics issues flu vaccine recommendations for 2017-2018
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the flu vaccine should be given to everyone 6 months and older, as it is the best option for protection during the upcoming season. Read more.
This season, the AAP recommends that pediatricians offer the injectable form of the vaccine to all children 6 months and older as soon as it becomes available, preferably by the end of October. The AAP recommends the injectable flu vaccine as the primary choice for children because it has provided the most consistent protection against all strains of the flu virus in recent years.
Flu shots only (no nasal mist) for 2016 Vaccine Days
While the flu shot continues to work well and will be available at Shoo the Flu Vaccine Days, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points to new data showing the nasal mist vaccine was ineffective from 2013 to 2016.
American Academy of Pediatrics backs new flu vaccine recommendation
The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees with new recommendations that healthcare providers should not use the nasal mist flu vaccine in the upcoming 2016-2017 season due to poor effectiveness. Read more.
Alameda County works to “Shoo the Flu”
Alameda County Public Health Department is offering free flu vaccines to schoolchildren. To ease the pain of the flu shot, nasal mists will be offered in 110 public schools throughout Oakland.
32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don’t Need To Fear
The health risks of the flu are usually underestimated and the benefits of flu vaccines misunderstood. Learn about the myths surrounding flu vaccines and why getting your flu shot is important.
Yu Ming Helps “Shoo the Flu”
Yu Ming was our first participating Shoo the Flu school this year. More than 150 students and 23 staff members received a nasal spray or a flu shot. Read more.
Misconceptions about Flu Vaccines
Can the flu shot cause the flu? Is the stomach flu the same as Influenza (the flu)? The CDC answers simple misconceptions about flu vaccines. Read here.
Why the Flu Strikes in Winter
Winter is flu season. Ever wonder why the flu is so predominant in the winter? Get your flu shot and read about why the flu happens in the Winter.
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