Most vaccine-preventable diseases are caused by germs that are called "viruses" or "bacteria." Vaccines help your body recognize and fight these germs and protect you each time you come in contact with someone who is sick with any of these diseases.
What Is Provided to the Community
- Immunization information for parents, area schools, day care centers, private provider offices, and the general public
- Free childhood vaccinations to eligible children through the Center for Disease Control Vaccines For Children's (VFC) program
- Community outreach clinics to immunize groups at risk for vaccine preventable diseases
Vaccines save lives by preventing disease in the people who receive them. Most people who get vaccines have no serious problems. However, vaccines, like any medicines, can rarely cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. In those rare cases, the VICP, which is a federal program, provides compensation to people who are found to be injured by certain vaccines.
Everyone 6 months and older should get flu vaccine. We offer seasonal influenza vaccinations beginning in November. Please call the clinic nearest you for an appointment.