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You make educated choices about your health and the health of your family every day. Your choice to immunize is no different. Making an educated choice about immunization is critical to protecting you and your family’s health

 

Reasons to Get Immunized

  • To keep you and your family healthy.
  • To keep your community healthy.
  • To protect loved ones from disease.
  • To stop the spread of disease.

 
Getting your or your child’s immunization record

Most healthcare providers in Washington use the Immunization Information System. Please check with your provider first to see if they can give you a complete immunization record. If you can’t get a complete immunization history from your provider, contact the Immunization Information System at 206-205-4141 or 1-800-325-5599. Please note that the system does not have complete records for all people. When you call, you’ll be asked to provide identifying information, such as name, date of birth, and address. You’ll need to fill out an Authorization to Release (PDF) (Spanish Authorization to Release (PDF) is also available) and mail or fax it to:

Washington State Immunization Information System
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, Washington 98104
Fax: 206-205-4146
E-mail:
iishelpdesk@kingcounty.gov
Phone: 206-263-8415 or 1-800-325-5599

Once the signed release is received, you will be mailed; faxed, or e-mailed the immunization record within 15 business days. If you have any questions, please contact the Immunization Information System at the information above.

 

Where to get immunizations

Most healthcare providers can provide immunizations in their clinics. We recommend you check first with your healthcare provider. Also, in Yakima County many pharmacies are providing immunizations. It is important to first check with a pharmacy of your choice as to whether they provide immunizations and if there are age restrictions.

 

What Immunizations Do We Need

 

At Birth

Hepatitis B

 

2 months of age

Hepatitis B, Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP), Pneumococcal (PCV-13), Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib), Polio, Rotavirus vaccine (RV)

 

4 months of age

DTaP, PCV-13, Hib, Polio, RV

 

6 months of age

Hepatitis B, DTaP, PCV-13, Hib, Polio, RV

 

12 months of age

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR), PCV-13, Hib, Chickenpox (Varicella), Hepatitis A (2 doses 6-12 months apart)

 

15 months of age

DTaP

 

4-6 years of age
(kindergarten entry)

MMR, DTaP, Polio, Varicella, Pneumococcal (PPSV), Meningococcal (MCV4)

 

11-12 years of age

Tetanus/diphtheria/Pertussis(Tdap), Human Papillomavirus (HPV, 3 doses)

 

Adults

Tetanus/diphtheria (Td) booster every 10 years (substitute 1 dose with Tdap), Shingles (Zoster)at 60 years, Pneumococcal at 60 years

*Flu vaccination is recommended every year beginning at 6 months of age.

 

The Health District recommends you consult your medical provider about immunizations specific to your health and travel situation.

For Adults who are uninsured or underinsured contact Tieton Village Drug - ask for Wyatt or Nancy (509) 966-6850. Tieton Village Drug is located at 3708 Tieton Drive, Yakima.

If you wish to read more about specific immunizations please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov