Persons with health insurance, including Medicare, are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot at their health care provider's office.
If you do not have insurance, the Affordable Care Act is now open for enrollment. You can access the Health Insurance Market Place, which has plans that cover free flu vaccines. Visit our Affordable Care Act website for more information.
If you have no regular health care provider, please call the community health center in your area for information about the flu shot.
Sutter Care at Home offers flu shot clinics, call (707) 535-5690.
The HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free, online service where users can search for locations offering flu vaccines.
Many local pharmacies offer the influenza vaccine.
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year to protect themselves as well as others. It is especially important that certain people be vaccinated because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for complications. This includes pregnant women, children, elderly and those with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart or lung disease, a weak immune system, morbid obesity, or younger than age 19 and on long-term aspirin therapy.
People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Immunization Action Coalition.