Shoo the Flu is a community-based initiative to prevent flu in Oakland through a school-located flu vaccination program. Shoo the Flu provides free flu vaccines for students at over 90 participating Oakland-area elementary schools from October 1 to November 9. This program aims to increase flu vaccine coverage rates of Oakland schoolchildren. Pediatricians can recommend that their patients get vaccinated against the flu each year in their office or at the patient’s school. For more information, go to shootheflu.org.