REPORT CITES BENEFITS OF FLU VACCINE, YET MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS REMAIN UNVACCINATED
The CDC estimates that influenza vaccine prevented 79,000 hospitalizations and 6.6 million illnesses last flu season, but fewer than half of Americans have gotten vaccinated so far this season. See this web page for more information about this report. And get vaccinated!.
It's Not Too Late To Vaccinate Video
It's not too late to get flu vaccine! Learn more in this video.
BE PREPARED. BE PROTECTED. GET FLU VACCINE!
Flu season is here. Get flu vaccine to protect yourself and those around you! Learn more at our influenza page.
Click here for a list of flu vaccine clinics.
New Recommended Immunization Schedules Available!
These easy-to-read schedules show the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immunization recommendations for people from birth to adulthood. Click on the links below to view and download the schedules
Schedule for 0-6 years and 7-18 years of age.
Schedule for adults 19 years and older.
More information can also be found on the CDC website here.
Live Well, San Diego
Live Well, San Diego is a comprehensive and innovative long-term strategy for wellness, approved by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors in 2010. The strategy will help all County residents to become Healthy, Safe and Thriving, and is being implement with community involvement. To learn more about this important strategy, please visit the Live Well, San Diego website. You can also download this flyer for more information.
South Region Public Health Center Offers Online Immunization Appointments
In addition to walk-in immunization services, the South Region Public Health Center also offers appointments for immunizations (including influenza). Click here to check out the new Online Appointment System! Appointments cannot be scheduled by telephone.
Eligibility For Immunizations at County Public Health Centers:
The following individuals are eligible to receive immunizations at County Public Health Centers:
- Children and adults who do not have health insurance.
- Children and adults whose health insurance does not include vaccines.
- Persons 0-18 years who are Alaskan Native or American Indian.
- Persons 0-18
years who have Medi-Cal or are Medi-Cal eligible. (Children with Healthy Families are not eligible and should go to their provider for vaccines.)
- Persons 6 months and older in need of influenza (flu) vaccine regardless of health coverage.
Individuals are not eligible for vaccines if their insurance includes vaccinations, even if there are co-pays or deductibles.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for vaccines at County Public Health Centers, please call your local Center.
Vaccine Information You Need
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has redesigned part of their website to provide a new look for the many great resources they have for the public. Called Vaccine Information You Need, it's a one-stop shop for getting the facts about immunization and how important it is to everyone's health. Click here or on the link above to visit this site. Also, on the site, look for a link for Voices for Vaccine, a group of parents who advocate immunization.
Resources for health care professionals are available by clicking the link at the top of the new section Vaccine Information You Need. And, as always, health care professionals can access those reources through www.immunize.org.
We’re This Close To Ending Polio
Rotary International and a host of individuals and organizations worldwide are running a campaign aimed at promoting awareness of and support for polio eradication in general and Rotary’s End Polio Now program in particular.
The campaign’s theme is We’re This Close To Ending Polio. Print ads and Public Service Announcements show photos of people doing the “This Close” gesture with their thumb and forefinger, and display type providing the context.
See photos, join the campaign and read more at the End Polio Now site.
Seasonal Flu Updates
Immunization Website For Parents
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an immunization website for parents. Called For
Parents: Vaccines for Your Children, it features
information about a host of topics of special
interest to parents, including recording
immunizations, finding old immunization records,
vaccinations during pregnancy, what
immunizations a child needs before traveling
internationally, and much more! Visit the
History of Vaccines
(click title or
button labeled "The History of
Vaccines" at lower right to go
This informative and educational website,
created by The College of Physicians of
Philadelphia, "explores the role of
Immunization in the human experience and
examines its continuing contribution to Public
The site features articles
about the History of Anti-vaccination Movements,
DIfferent Types of Vaccines, Ethical Issues and
Vaccines, and much more. One article of note is
an excellent overview of vaccine injury
compensation programs in the U.S., including an
introduction by immunization expert Paul Offit,
featured are timelines
showing the important events in the histories of
diseases and vaccines, science and society and
is a special section just for parents with
features like Top 20 Questions about
Vaccinations, Misconceptions About Vaccinations
and the Development of the Vaccine Schedule. There
are also special sections for educators and the
media. Anyone interested in vaccines and
vaccination will find a wealth of interesting
and helpful information.
Immunizations and Developmental Milestones
for your Child from Birth Through 6 Years Old is
a flyer on which you can keep track of the
immunizations your child needs and also
developmental milestones you see as he or she
grows (such as smiling, talking, walking, etc.).
This free tool is produced by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American
Academy of Family Physicians and the American
Academy of Pediatrics. Download it by clicking here.
Video PSA (click to play)!
Consumer-Based Immunization Information
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
hosts an innovative website to help
parents and other consumers learn about the most
effective way to protect themselves and their
children from infectious diseases and learn
about immunization. Vaccines.gov
brings together the best in federal resources on
vaccine and immunizations to provide consumers
with easy-to-understand health information
specifically for their needs.