Immunization


There is nothing more important than the wellbeing and safety of your family, and immunizations play a big part in this.

Receiving Immunizations/vaccines helps to make you immune or resistant to certain diseases and conditions by stimulating our immune system to fight against infections and diseases. Immunizations area key part of your medical health.

Remember that getting immunized is a community effort. Every person that is eligible for a vaccine needs to receive it to help keep everyone safe. Additionally, you should also remember to bring each member’s immunization history to every session.

Numerous studies have been performed on the safety of Immunizations/Vaccines. It has been determined that they are not only safe, but they help keep you and your loved ones safe as well.

Some of the benefits of getting immunized include:

• Prevent life-threatening and life-altering diseases, infections, and conditions
• Avoid long-term medical expenses
• Protect family members of all age ranges
• Create a healthy community
• Prepare the body’s immune system instead of relying on medication
• Prevent travel anxiety

At Community Health Center of Snohomish County, we provide reliable immunization services for the whole family.

Infants and Children

Infants and children are at high risk of contracting a life-threatening illness as their immune system is not fully developed While their antibodies are in the process of developing, vaccines help protect your children from dangerous diseases before they are ever exposed to them. At the same time, immunizing your child can also protect their cousins, siblings, and older family members.

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At CHCSC, our immunization services cover diseases and conditions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Varicella
  • Rotavirus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hib
  • Dtap and Tdap
  • TD
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • MMR
  • MMRV
  • Flu
  • HPV9
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)
  • Meningococcal (MCV4P)

Vaccinations start very early and they follow a certain schedule. Having an immunization expert by your side can help assure your children get all the vaccines they need. You’ll also be able to ask questions and get the peace of mind you deserve as a parent.

Preteens and Adolescents

Even though they are almost adults, preteens and teenagers also need to get vaccines and reinforcements known as “boosters.” As the name indicates, it’s an additional dose that boosts the effectiveness of the previous vaccines.

Keeping up with your teenager’s immunization past age 12 will help improve their chances of a healthy adult life. The vaccines that adolescents should receive around this age include, but are not limited to:

  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal (for adolescents prone to pneumonia)
  • HPV
  • Tdap
  • Influenza

Not keeping up with a teenager’s immunization schedule may put his or her life at risk. Make sure you check in with your immunizations specialists and verify your adolescent is receiving all the vaccines needed in a timely manner.

Adult Immunizations

Many folks are surprised when they learn that adults also need to adhere to their vaccines in order to protect them from harmful viruses. The specific vaccines needed by each adult is determined by a person’s lifestyle, history, and medical requirements. Adults over the age of 19 should consider receiving boosters or immunization treatments for the following:

  • TD
  • Flu
  • Tdap
  • Meningococcal
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Varicella and Hib Series (special conditions apply for both)
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPV23)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)

Find an Immunization Clinic You Can Trust

At Community Health Center of Snohomish County, we offer a full range of immunization services for the whole family. You can get in touch with us by giving us a call to schedule an appointment as early as possible.

Want more answers? You can also visit us at one of our many locations today!

What To Bring On Your First Visit

  • Medical insurance card, Medicaid coupon and/or Medicare card
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, tax return)
  • Photo ID
  • A list of all medications