Childhood and Preteen Immunizations

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Maternal, Child, Adolescent
Health (MCAH)

The MCAH Program is to assure that pregnant women and their children are able to obtain quality maternal and child health services.

Child Health & Disability
Prevention (CHDP)

The CHDP Program is a preventive program for infants, children, and teens that provides complete health exams and immunizations for Medi-Cal eligible children (ages 0 to 21) and moderate income children (ages 0 to 19) at no cost.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

contact the
Yolo County Health Department
(530) 666-8645
or
1-800-794-6517

 

Why Do Kids Need Shots?

Children need shots to protect them from certain childhood diseases that can be dangerous, cause suffering, or for which there is no cure. Getting your child immunized is the best way to protect them from getting these diseases, many of which have been eliminated in the United States, but still exist in other countries. Since travel between countries is a matter of hopping on a plane, a vaccine-preventable disease could be brought into the country in a matter of hours. Immunizations help your child's immune system recognize these threats and develop a strong defense against them.

  • For Kids and Preteens

    Getting shots may sting a little, but it’s much better than getting sick. Immunizations will help you stay healthy so you can keep doing the things you love—instead of being sick in bed. It’s important for you to get your shots because you can spread diseases to others, even before you feel sick. If you get your shots, you will also help keep your friends, family, and school healthy.

    For Parents

    Because you can’t be by your child’s side every minute, immunizing your child is one thing you can do to protect their health for the many years to come.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    WhyIChoose.org

    California Immunization Coalition

    California Department of Public Health: Immunization Branch

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines and Immunizations