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.


HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Have a flu-free holiday season!

Flu season is here, and that means it's time to get flu vaccine for anyone who hasn't already received it. Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older, every year.

The County Health and Human Services Agency urges all county residents to pledge to Be Healthy for the Holidays by getting flu vaccine! To learn more about flu and the importance of flu vaccine, visit the Flu Update Fall 2014 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:

• 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. 


Services offered by Immunization Branch:

 

 San Diego County Immunization Coalition Website

The San Diego County Immunization Coalition Website is supported by the San Diego County Immunization Coalition (SDCIC).

SDCIC, with the County of San Diego Immunization Branch as the lead agency, is a coalition of 150 partner organizations working collaboratively to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases by raising immunization coverage for county children, adolescents and adults. This 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.sdcounty.ca.gov/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.