Immunization Program

For more information send us an email or phone 1-866-358-2966.

Our goal is to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases by improving vaccine coverage for all San Diegans. Our tools are disease investigation/control, education, community collaboration, assessment, school law and the San Diego Immunization Registry. Relevant California Health and Safety Code Sections include 120100-122420, 120325-120380 and 120400-120435. 

2015-16 Flu Season

In the U.S, flu season typically occurs between December and May of each year. The CDC recommends that people 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu. This year the vaccine is being given at Public Health Centers and other locations throughout the County during October, November, December and later. For flu information for 2015-2016 please visit these web pages:

Flu Update 2016: Flu Season Continues
County Immunization Program General Flu Information Page
County Immunization Program Flu Clinics Information Page

Flu Deaths Reach 60 in San Diego—see County News Center story for more information.

RELATED: Don't Believe Flu Myths! Visit our special Flu Myths page to learn the facts about some common flu and flu vaccine myths.

You can also call 2-1-1 for flu vaccine clinic information.

 

Measles Cases in San Diego County

For information about measles cases in San Diego County and general disease and vaccine information, visit this page

 

Three Immunization Clinics Offer Online Immunization Appointments

The Central Region Public Health Center (5202 University Ave., San Diego, 92105) and the VIP Trailer (3177A Oceanview Blvd., San Diego, 92113) also offer appointments for immunizations (including influenza) online, in addition to their walk-in immunization services. These locations have joined the South Region Public Health Center in offering this service. Click here to check out the Online Appointment System! Appointments cannot be scheduled by telephone.

Eligibility For Immunizations at County Public Health Centers: Important Information

The following individuals are eligible to receive immunizations at County Public Health Centers:

 

San Diego County Immunization Program Website

The San Diego County Immunization Program Mission is to eliminate vaccine preventable diseases by optimizing the ability of the San Diego community to immunize its residents. 

The Program website contains a wealth of immunization information and can be accessed here: www.sdiz.org.

 

Foreign Travel Immunization Information

The Immunization Branch does not provide the vaccines needed for travel, but provides information about the vaccines and other protective measures that may be required or recommended for travel outside the United States.

For more information, including the locations of local physicians and clinics who give travel immunizations and medications, please visit the San Diego County Immunization Coalition Website Travel Immunization page here.

For general travelers' health information, persons may visit the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

 

San Diego Regional Immunization Registry

The San Diego Regional Immunization Registry (SDIR) is a collaborative effort of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Services Immunization Branch and other public and private health care providers, schools, child care providers and other county programs. The Registry provides an electronic record of all immunizations given to an individual by participating providers in both the public and private sectors. It is a secure web-based tool that helps doctors with their immunization practice management. The Registry increases patient satisfaction by decreasing unnecessary immunizations and decreases vaccine preventable diseases by identifying shots that are needed.

For more information, including a complete description of SDIR functions, features and technical requirements, go to http://www.sdiz.org/CAIR-SDIR/index.html to be redirected to the San Diego County Immunization Coalition Website.

MEANINGFUL USE

For information on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, called “Meaningful Use”, please go to http://www.SanDiegoCounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/
programs/phs/community_epidemiology/meaningful_use.html
 to be redirected to the County of San Diego Meaningful Use information page. 

 

Additional Immunization Links and Resources

For more information about immunizations, the diseases they protect against and related subjects please see the following links and resources:

National Resources

State and Local Resources

Links to General Vaccine Information

Links to Adult Vaccine Information

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

Travel Vaccines

 

For more information send us an email or phone 1-866-358-2966.