flu shot

‘Everybody should get a flu shot,’ says UCLA Health co-chief infection prevention officer Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice

By Sandy Cohen • September 23, 2022

Protect yourself during the coming flu season, which health officials predict will be a severe one, by getting a free flu shot courtesy of your 50-Plus Program membership. All 50-Plus members can obtain a voucher to redeem for a standard or high-dose flu vaccine at any CVS MinuteClinic in Southern California. [...]

By UCLA50Plus • December 11, 2019

Your teen needs fewer vaccines than when they were younger, but there are still specific vaccines they’ll need between the ages of 11 and 18. Set your adolescents up for a healthy future by ensuring they get the recommended immunizations. Teen vaccine schedule By age 7, your [...]

By uclahealth • December 6, 2018

From fall 2017 to spring 2018, flu severity was considered high across all age groups in the United States. As of October 27, 2018, there were 185 flu-related deaths in children reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about 80 percent of those children had [...]

By uclahealth • November 14, 2018

Dear Doctor: If I received the flu shot in September, am I still protected from the flu in March?   That's a very good question – and the answer depends, in part, on your current health. The flu season normally [...]

By Ask the Doctors • May 14, 2018

Flu-stricken patients are jamming emergency rooms across California and the country. Flu patients feel terrible. But at what point should they head to the hospital? Many visit at the first sign of sniffling. Others wait until there’s no choice. For guidance, [...]

By Phil Hampton • January 19, 2018

Feeling squeamish about getting your annual flu shot? We asked an expert for some advice in making the uncomfortable experience a little bit easier. Nurse Janet Li-Tall has given thousands of flu shots in her 11 years working at the Occupational Health department of UCLA Health. She likes giving them because [...]

By • October 20, 2017