Immunization

Vaccines and timely immunization are important for both children and adults and part of keeping our community safe and healthy.  

Why Stay Up-To-Date on Vaccination?

Vaccines help your body create protective antibodies—proteins that help it fight off infections. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself and your loved ones, and also avoid spreading preventable diseases to other people in your community.

On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.

View fall 2023 vaccine recommendations, options and information 

Are Vaccines Safe?

Vaccines are safe and effective. Currently, the United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in its history. A long-standing vaccine safety system ensures that vaccines are as safe as possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures the safety, effectiveness, and availability of U.S.-approved vaccines.

Immunization Schedule

Immunization schedules are a list of common vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends most children and adults should receive. Immunization is a way to protect our community from different infections and diseases.

The CDC recommends all children receive vaccines according to the recommended immunization schedule to provide them maximum protection.

COVID-19 Vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine is free. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Many providers take walk-ins and same-day appointments. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Many providers take walk-ins and same-day appointments. You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy, doctor’s office and other health care providers. 

Need help making a vaccine appointment? Call CDC’s vaccine hotline at 1-800-232-0233. Help is available in English, Spanish, and many other languages.

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