The first Shoo the Flu program is a school-based vaccination program to prevent seasonal influenza in Oakland and surrounding areas. The program offers free flu vaccines, regardless of insurance, to students and on-site school staff at participating schools every fall.
From 2014-2019, nearly 45,000 vaccines were given over the six years, with an average of 105 schools participating each year. All Oakland elementary and K-8 schools, including Oakland Unified School District, charter, and private schools, have participated, as well as three Castro Valley and three Piedmont elementary schools. Participation in the program is voluntary.
This program has been a partnership between the Alameda County Public Health Department, California Department of Public Health, Oakland Unified School District, Castro Valley Unified School District and other community partners.
For more information please go to shootheflu.org/alameda.