The mission of the Yolo County Immunization Program is to improve immunization coverage rates and prevent the occurrence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs), with a special focus on children.
Immunizations are Important
Immunizations protect people from certain diseases that can be dangerous, cause suffering, or for which there is no cure. Getting immunized is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting these diseases.
Infants, young children, those who are sick, and the elderly are the ones with the highest risk of contracting these diseases. Immunizations help build up the immune system to become stronger to fight off these diseases.
Vaccines do begin to wear off as you age. Boosters are recommended for certain vaccines as you age.
Depending on your age, there are different diseases that are recommended you get vaccinated for.
- 2014 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old (also available in Spanish)
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these immunizations, which includes the ones required to enter Kindergarten. For more information on immunizations required to enter school, please go to Shots for School.
- 2014 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 years old (also available in Spanish)
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these immunizations for school age children and teens. For information on the Tdap vaccination that is required when entering 7th grade please go to Shots for School.
- 2014 Recommended Immunizations for Adults by Age
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these immunizations for adults.
- Heading to college
Did you know that some colleges require certain immunizations for enrollment? Make sure you are up to date!
- Thinking of having children
There are also certain immunizations you should get before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy to help protect your newborn.
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If your infant or child does not have health insurance or you cannot afford immunizations, the Yolo County Health Department offers low or no cost immunizations for children from birth to 18 years old.
- Walk-ins only.
- A parent or legal guardian must be present.
- In West Sacramento at the Health Department on the 1st Monday of each month from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
- In Woodland at the Health Department on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of each month from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
- Please call (530) 666-8562 for additional information regarding the clinic.
The Children's Immunization Clinic will be closed the following Mondays:
- November 24, 2014
- December 22, 2014
- December 29, 2014
Other Helpful Information
- School Immunization Levels: To prevent disease outbreaks in a community, at least 90% of its population must be immunized, depending on the disease. When parents choose not to vaccinate, they put their children, and our community, at greater risk of severe, vaccine preventable diseases. To see how well-vaccinated your child care or school is, please follow these links:
- Instant Childhood Immunization Schedule
Enter your child's date of birth and it will tell you what immunizations your child needs and at what age.
- Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
Take this quick quiz to get a list of vaccines you should talk to your primary care provider about receiving.
- Vaccine Information Statements
VISs are information sheets produced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine. These must be provided for all vaccines identified by Federal Law.