Protect your health so you can protect them
Get this year's flu shot and updated COVID shot
Getting caught up with your shots is the best way to protect your health and the health of your family.
An updated COVID vaccine was just authorized in September 2023 and offers the best protection against COVID. You need an updated COVID shot, even if you had COVID. Everyone six months and older also needs to get this year's flu shot. It is safe to get this year's flu shot and the updated COVID shot at the same visit.
Talk to your doctor today to make an appointment or find a pharmacy near you that takes your health insurance. You may be able to get shots for free at certain locations.
Stay out of the hospital, stay with your grandkids
Everyone 65 years and older should get the updated COVID shot, along with this year's flu shot. People who have health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease are more likely to have severe symptoms or end up in the hospital.
Protect your family from 3 viruses
Kids and youth spread germs to their older grandparents, who can become really sick and end up in the hospital. Staying updated on vaccines helps keep kids in school.
Everyone 6 months and older needs the updated COVID shot. Children ages 6 months to 4 years old might need more than one updated COVID shot. Talk to your doctor or a pharmacist.
Everyone 6 months and older needs this year's flu shot. The flu is not a cold, it can keep kids out of school for days at a time. Young children are vulnerable to severe flu.
All infants younger than 8 months and immunocompromised infants between 8 and 19 months should receive a treatment now that prevents infection and limits the severity of RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus). Talk to your child's doctor about getting them immunized for RSV.
Doctors recommend people who are between 32 and 36 weeks pregnant receive the RSV vaccination to protect their newborn.
- If you do not have health insurance or a regular doctor, a community clinic or the County health system can help with health coverage enrollment.
- If you need help enrolling for health insurance, call (866) 967-4677 or drop-in at 770 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose CA, 95128.
Services for kids
- Santa Clara County community clinics offer free or low-cost routine vaccinations for children. Find a clinic at PartOfGrowingUp.org. More than 90 local doctors already participate in the Vaccines for Children program that will provide free updated COVID vaccine to Medicaid-eligible children age 18 and younger.