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Immunizations

Immunizations are a critical piece of every child’s healthcare picture. Ideally, a child’s primary healthcare provider should administer the vaccines in the context of each child’s individual health situation. We strongly encourage parents to discuss their child’s immunization needs with the child’s primary healthcare provider.

The Public Health Division offers a variety of immunization services at its Fourth Street location. Chief among these services is our pediatric immunization clinic, which is held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. (During the summer months, we increase the frequency of our IZ clinics. Please call our office for information.) We offer all 13 of the standard childhood vaccines recommended by the CDC.

The Public Health Division participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a Federal entitlement program. We can only administer vaccines to children who are 18 years of age and younger and who meet these requirements:

  • Are uninsured OR
  • Are on Medi-Cal or have Medi-Cal Anthem/Blue Cross insurance OR
  • Are American Indians or Alaska Natives

If your child meets these requirements, and you are unable to arrange for immunizations through your child’s primary healthcare provider, you are welcome to make an immunization appointment by calling our office at 831-637-5367.

When you come to your immunization appointment, please bring the following items:

  • Your child’s Medi-Cal identification card or Anthem/Blue Cross insurance card
  • Your child’s most recent immunization record (“Yellow Card”)

If you are not the child’s parent or guardian, you must bring a note from the child’s parent or guardian giving you permission to obtain immunizations for the child. Here is an example of an acceptable note:

November 6, 2015

I, John Smith, the father of Ann Smith, give permission to Emily Jones to obtain immunizations for my daughter.

John Smith

Like many other local clinics and private healthcare providers, the Public Health Division uses the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) to keep track of children’s immunizations. CAIR helps us give the right vaccine to your child at the right time. After administering your child’s vaccines, we will give you an updated Yellow Card for your personal records.

Each November, during the flu season, we offer a free flu vaccination clinic in downtown Hollister. Watch local media for information on this important community event.

We also offer the following immunization-related services:

  • General information for parents on the CDC- recommended pediatric immunization schedule
  • Guidance for adults on the CDC-recommended adult immunization schedule
  • Advice for school administrators and health clerks on immunizations required for entry into daycare, Kindergarten, and seventh-grade
  • Assistance to daycare and elementary school staff for their annual fall immunization reports
  • Presentations to community groups on all aspects of immunization
  • Consultation with local healthcare providers on immunization questions
  • General information on travel-related immunizations, based on CDC recommendations

Please feel free to call us at 831-637-5367 with any questions on immunizations—we are happy to help you!

 

 

 

Contact

Public Health Division

439 Fourth St
Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 637-5367

Fax (831) 637-9073

TDD/TTY (831) 636-0385

Toll-free (800) 756-0385


Hours

Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM


Deputy Director

Lynn Mello
Director of Nursing
Public Health Administrator

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