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Introduction to Immunization

LOVE THEM * PROTECT THEM * IMMUNIZE THEM!

Vaccines or “shots” have been available in the United States since the 1950’s. Immunization programs throughout the country have made great strides in reducing the rate of vaccine preventable diseases by immunizing children. A Butte County Public Health Department goal is to improve access to immunizations, so that your child receives all of the vaccine doses she needs to protect her from serious illness. Contact your private doctor, community or public health clinic to be sure that you and your children are fully immunized. When you are protected, the community is protected. You are contributing to “Community Immunity”.

California Immunization Registry (CAIR)

The California Immunization Registry (CAIR) is a secure, confidential, statewide computerized immunization information system for California residents. The CAIR system consists of 9 distinct regional immunization registries (mostly multi-county regions). Each registry is accessed online to help providers and other authorized users track patient immunization records, reduce missed opportunities, and help fully immunize Californians of all ages.

For more information go to www.cairweb.org or the CAIR Northern California (Authorized Login Required)

Immunization Resources

Childhood Immunizations
2013 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old
Stories of vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Adolescent Immunizations
Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 Years Old
Pertussis (Tdap) Booster Required for 7th Grade
California School Immunization Rates Data

Adult Immunizations
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
CDC's Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules

For Travelers
Vaccinations
Immunization Information for Travelers

For Health Care Providers
Immunization Schedules
EZIZ: A one stop shop for immunization training and resources
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book)

Seasonal Flu Information
Butte County Seasonal Flu Vaccine
CDC Website - Seasonal Flu

Vaccine Safety Information
Vaccine Safety: What You Should Know
Vaccine Safety: 10 Facts for Parents