Information About Immunizations (Vaccines)

Vaccines provide protection against dangerous infectious diseases and save lives. Vaccines prevent diseases such as measles, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis B, and chickenpox. Many of these serious infectious diseases are at (or near) record low levels in the United States because of vaccines. Unfortunately, recent outbreaks of pertussis and measles in the U.S. demonstrate the dangers of people not having the recommended vaccinations. By vaccinating on time, you can protect your family and also protect others in your community. Consult with your doctor if youhave any questions.

The recommended schedule of vaccines depends upon individual factors such as age group, health status, pregnancy, and foreign travel. Information, recommendations, and resources for these and other important categories are available below.  

August is National Immunization Awareness Month-Prepare for the School Year!

 

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century. While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals.  Vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases.  Immunizations are not just for children – they are needed throughout our lifetime.


 Infants & Children

Infants & Children (Ages 0-6 years)

Adolescents

Adolescents (Preteens and Teens)

College Students & Young Adults

College Students & Young Adults (Ages 19-24 years)

Pregnant Women

Pregnant Women

Adults

Adults (Ages 19-64 years)

Seniors

Seniors (Ages 65 years and older)

Travel Immunizations

Travel Immunizations

Seasonal Influenza Information

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Information

Providers: Schools and Child Care Centers

Information for Schools and Child Care Centers

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Information for Health Care Providers

Public Health Immunization Clinics

If your infant or child does not have health insurance or you cannot afford immunizations, the County of Orange Health Care Agency provides free immunizations for infants and children ages 2 months to 18 years at our clinic in Santa Ana.

Community Clinics: free and low-cost

Information about where to find free and low-cost medical services and immunizations at other clinics in Orange County.

About the OCHCA Immunization Assistance Program