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Flu, COVID-19 and RSV vaccines

Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses is more important than ever. This year, there are new and updated vaccines against flu, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Vaccination clinics are open for Sharp Rees-Stealy patients at seven convenient San Diego County locations. We welcome walk-ins and scheduled appointments are recommended.

Schedule vaccination appointments for yourself and family members whose FollowMyHealth accounts you manage (proxy accounts). Learn more about proxy accounts and how to set one up.

If you do not have a FollowMyHealth account, call 858-499-2724 to schedule a vaccination appointment. Separate appointments are needed for each member of your family.

Occasionally, unexpected situations or a higher number of patients may cause longer-than-expected wait times at our vaccination clinics. We are actively working to reduce these delays and appreciate your understanding.

Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm

Saturday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm

Flu vaccine

Your doctor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone age 6 months and older receive the annual flu vaccine. In addition to the standard flu vaccine, we also offer a flu vaccine designed for adults 65 and older.

If you are coming into one of our clinics for a regularly scheduled primary care appointment after September 13, you will be offered the flu vaccine at that time. Certain specialty care departments, including oncology, rheumatology, endocrinology, pulmonary and cardiology, allergy (Chula Vista and Rancho Bernardo), general surgery, wound care and OBGYN will also offer the flu vaccine at appointments scheduled for September 13 and later.

COVID-19 vaccine

The CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine. We are offering the updated Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Sharp Rees-Stealy vaccination clinics.

If you prefer to receive the Pfizer vaccine, visit MyTurn.ca.gov to find community pharmacies and vaccination clinics offering this vaccine.

Check with your health insurance plan regarding potential costs.

RSV vaccine

An RSV vaccine for adults age 60 and older has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We are currently prioritizing our highest-risk patients due to limited supply of the vaccine. Your Sharp Rees-Stealy care team will contact you directly if you are in this highest-risk group. As supplies increase, we will offer the vaccine to more people who are eligible.

Nirsevimab — a new antibody injection to help prevent severe RSV infections in infants and young children — was approved by the FDA earlier this year. We are currently administering this immunization to our highest-risk patients first. As supplies increase, we will offer it to more children who are eligible.

Mask recommendation

Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth is highly recommended at all times in our medical centers.