Immunizations

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The Mission

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 of contracting these diseases. Immunizations help build up the immune system to become stronger to fight off these disease.

Vaccines do begin to wear off as you age.  Boosters are recommended for certain vaccines as you age.


Recommended Immunizations

Depending on your age, there are different diseases that are recommended you get vaccinated for.

  • Heading to collegeProtect Your Baby from Whooping Cough.
    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.  
  • Traveling
    Seeing the world is wonderful, just make sure you are bring home neat souvenirs, not diseases!


Immunization Locations

List of providers coming soon!

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 regrading the clinic.

Are your kids ready for back to school?
Check with your provider to make sure your children are up to date on school required vaccinations. 

*The Children's Immunization Clinic will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 and Monday, September 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:
  • 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.