Immunization has proven to be the most effective way to control the spread of diseases that can be prevented. Make sure you and your family are protected by keeping immunizations up-to-date.
Clark County Public Health does not offer immunizations. See link below for information on where to get immunized.
Many clinics and pharmacies located in Clark County provide flu shots for children and adults. Click on the link above to find a clinic near you. Please remember to bring your immunization records with you.
Where can I get immunized?
To get immunized, please contact your health care provider or one of the following:
School and Child Care Immunization Exemptions
Washington state law now requires a licensed health care provider to sign a Certificate of Exemption for a parent or guardian wishing to exempt their child from school and child care immunization requirements. The signature verifies that the provider gave the parent or guardian information about the benefits and risks of immunization. A parent or guardian can also turn in a signed letter from a health care provider stating the same information. For more information see WA-DOH.
- Washington State Immunization Information
Since 1990, the Washington State Immunization Program has provided vaccines to all children under age 19, regardless of income, through a combination of state and federal funds. In October 1994, the federal government provided an additional funding source - the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. This Federal Entitlement Program was developed to eliminate cost as a barrier and improve immunization levels. The VFC Program also helped to increase the likelihood of immunizations being provided in a child's medical home. Eligibility for this program is defined as children younger than 19 years of age who are either American Indian/Alaskan Native, uninsured, underinsured, or Medicaid-enrolled. The federal VFC Program has become a critical funding source for vaccines.
Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May. October or November is the best time to get vaccinated. For more information contact your health care provider or pharmacy and visit the following links:
For healthcare providers
- Many Clark County pharmacies offer travel immunizations. Call your local pharmacy for information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a listing of "Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics" in Clark County that provide a comprehensive range of immunizations for travelers.