Vaccination is the best protection against the flu. Everyone should get vaccinated each year, to be protected against H1N1 and other strains of flu. H1N1 no longer requires a separate vaccination; it is just one of the three strains that are always included in the regular seasonal vaccine.
|Santa Cruz County Clinics Vaccine Schedule
$15 - $55*
* Contact clinic to confirm cost.
* No cost for people with Medi-Cal or Medicare.
(excluding holidays and days that the clinics will be closed for county County Holidays)
No appointment necessary
Subject to availability and space.
Santa Cruz Health Center
1080 Emeline Ave., Santa Cruz
Monday - Friday
1:30pm to 4pm
Watsonville County Health Clinic
1430 Freedom Blvd, Suite D, Watsonville
Monday - Friday
1:30pm to 3:45pm
Thimerosal-free vaccine is currently available for pregnant women and children 6 to 36 months of age.
It is now recommended that everyone six months or older get vaccinated against the flu each year. This is especially important for the following groups:
- Children aged 6 months to 18 years of age,
- Pregnant women,
- People 50 years of age and older,
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions,
- People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities,
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu (see above),
- Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated),
- Healthcare workers.
The following sources may also have the flu shot available:
If you have questions about flu vaccine, call 454-4343 (at the end of the message, during business hours, you will be able to speak to a public health nurse).