The best way to protect yourself and your family from vaccine preventable disease is by keeping your immunizations up-to-date. While Clark County Public Health no longer offers immunizations directly, we are happy to assist with connecting you to services in our area.
MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change
A law was recently passed in Washington State removing the personal/philosophical exemption for the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine for school and childcare attendance. This law also requires that staff at childcare centers be immunized with the MMR vaccine. For more information on this law please visit the Washington State Department of Health’s MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change webpage.
Where can I get immunized?
To get immunized, please contact your healthcare provider, local pharmacy or one of the following:
Many local pharmacies offer a wide range of vaccines for adults. Contact your local pharmacy to find out if they have vaccine available.
Many Clark County pharmacies offer travel immunizations including Yellow Fever. Getting your immunizations at least 4–6 weeks before you travel is best, so that any vaccines you need have time to take effect. Call your local pharmacy or visit Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics for a list of clinics by county in Washington state. For more information on what immunizations may be required visit the CDC Yellow Book.
What vaccines do you or your child need?
The CDC immunization schedules break down the recommended vaccines by the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. This schedule will help you and your provider know what shots infants and children, pre-teens and teens, and even adults are due for.
For further information on immunizations please visit one of the following sites:
- Clark County Immunization Coalition
- Immunization Action Coalition
- CDC Vaccines Page
- Shot of Prevention – Blog and Immunization News
- Every Child by Two
- Vaccine Education Center
- Washington State DOH - Immunization
Please call us at 564.397.8403 or email us.