NEW! A September joint letter from the Public Health Department and County Office of Education emphasizes the importance of in-person education and discusses prevention strategies to keep children as safe as possible and in school. The letter encourages families to be up to date on their immunizations, and to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. Read the letter here: English / Spanish / Chinese / Vietnamese / Tagalog
Now Is the Right Time To Get a Flu Shot
Flu shots are the best protection against the flu. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot each year.
You can get both a flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine in the same visit. The shots are just as effective when you get both at the same time.
Flu shots are especially important while communities continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Flu shots reduce hospital visits and emergency room crowding due to flu, and reduce the chance that you will have to miss work or school due to flu.
Flu shots are available from your primary care doctor, pharmacies, and for free from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Free Tdap Shots For 6th to 12th Graders to Catch Up on Vaccinations
The Public Health Department is temporarily expanding services this fall to offer free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccinations for 6th to 12th graders who need to catch up on this vaccination, which is required to attend school in California. Drop in at one of the Tdap vaccine events or make an appointment at our Travel and Immunization clinic.
Everybody Needs Immunizations!
Immunizations are not just for kids but rather a lifelong, life-protecting activity.
Adults and Vaccines
Pregnant People and Vaccines
You may need vaccines before, during, and after pregnancy. Learn more about immunization and a healthy pregnancy from the state of California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.