2023 Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Getting your annual flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are recommended by public health professionals to protect yourself, your family, and your coworkers. Everyone over the age of 6 months is encouraged to get their flu vaccination, especially those who are most vulnerable to getting sick. 


    2023 Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations for County Employees

    Vaccination clinics for non-SCVHS employees has concluded for 2023 season.  

    To find a location to receive vaccinations, please visit Other Vaccination Locations to find a location near you.


    For Santa Clara Valley Health System Employees ONLY:

    Employee Health is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccinations to SCVHS employees at the following locations:

    Location   Days Times
    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

    Bldg. E, 1E

    (the old Rehab Nurses Station)

    Monday - Friday (closed weekends and county holidays)

    7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    O'Connor Hospital

    Medical Office Building (MOB), suite 114

    Monday - Friday (closed weekends and county holidays)

    St. Louise Regional Hospital
    • Medical Pavilion, Suite 220


    • Outside the cafeteria

    Monday - Friday (closed weekends and county holidays)


    • 7:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


    • 12:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m



    • COVID-19 vaccinations at various locations around the County: www.sccfreevax.org
    • CDC Vaccine Finder based on your zip code: https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/
    • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Pharmacy is offering Flu and COVID vaccinations to the community by appointment only:  2023-24 Schedule
    • Santa Clara Valley Health Care is offering Flu vaccinations to Adults and Children(12 years and older) by appointment only:  2023-24 Schedule
    • Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are available through your doctor’s office and local pharmacies. Click on your health plan benefit provider below to find information and locations based on your coverage:
    Health Net logo
    Kaiser Permanente Logo
    Valley Health Plan logo

    ​For the most up-to-date information about Flu, COVID-19, and RSV, please visit:


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

      Coadministration of the flu and COVID-19 vaccines are safe and common medical practices. The shots can be given in the same arm or different arms. 

    2. Is the flu vaccine safe? Will the flu vaccine make me sick with the flu or with COVID-19?

      Yes, the flu vaccine is safe and effective for anyone 6 months of age or older. The flu does not make anyone sick or give them the flu or COVID-19. Because there are many flu vaccine options, please talk to your doctor or a healthcare professional if you have any questions.​
    3. Who should get the flu vaccine?

      The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive their yearly flu vaccine. It is even more important for those at high risk for flu-related complications to be vaccinated. 
    4. When should I get my flu shot?

      While the flu virus is detected year-round, it is most common from October through April. The CDC recommends getting your flu vaccination by the end of October to be effective through the peak months of December through February.
    5. What's the difference between flu, COVID-19, and RSV?

      These are all respiratory viruses that are common in the fall and winter. Symptoms are similar such as runny nose, sneezing, sore/scratchy throat, or coughing. It's important to know which one you have in order to treat properly.
    6. What should I do if I have symptoms or get sick with flu-like, COVID-19, or RSV symptoms?

      Because many of the symptoms of flu are similar to those of COVID-19 and RSV, it’s important that you:
    • Stay home and take care of yourself
    • Isolate and practice preventive measures to reduce the spread of the virus
    • Call your doctor if you have symptoms to find out the next steps
    • Get tested for COVID-19, flu, or RSV to know your status
    • Contact your doctor if symptoms worsen

    In addition to getting your flu and/or COVID-19 vaccine, continue to practice the same healthy habits to reduce the spread:

    • ​Wash your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer

    • Wear your mask or face covering

    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth

    • Keep a distance of 6+ feet from others when in a public space

    • If you are sick, stay home from work or school

    • Contact your doctor or get tested for COVID-19 if you are sick or have flu-like symptoms

    • If you are sick, monitor your symptoms and contact your medical provider if your symptoms are getting worse

    • If you are seriously ill and at risk for complications from the flu, contact your medical provider because you may need additional treatment or hospital care

    To learn more about the flu, COVID-19, and RSV, please visit https://publichealth.sccgov.org/protect-them.

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