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Immunization are given by appointment and as part of routine physical exams.

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Childhood immunizations

Immunizations (vaccines) can keep your child from developing life-threatening diseases. Keep them safe. Vaccinate. Check with your pediatrician about what is appropriate for your child.

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Ages 0-6 years approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Ages 7-18 years approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Vaccines are not just for babies and young children. As children get older, the protection provided by some early childhood vaccines can wear off. Children also generally develop risks for more diseases as they approach their teen years. For these reasons, older children – including teens - need to receive recommended vaccinations. Don’t assume that your child received all recommended vaccinations in the past. Talk to your child’s health care provider about your child’s current health and need for vaccinations.

More Teen Immunization Information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Adult immunizations

Vaccines are medicines that help protect (immunize) people against certain illnesses and serious infectious diseases. They are especially important for older adults, since the immune system tends to weaken as people age. There are vaccines (immunizations) for influenza (flu), pneumococcal disease and hepatitis B. Some adults also need to be protected against measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), hepatitis A, tetanus, diphtheria, and chickenpox. As a general rule, all adults require measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria immunizations. (Gregory A. Poland, MD, FACP Chair of the National Coalition for Adult Immunization.)

It is recommended that all adults age 65 and older and those with diabetes and chronic heart, lung, liver, or kidney disordersreceive vaccines for influenza and pneumococcal disease. Hepatitis B vaccine is indicated for health care workers and people who have multiple sex partners.

 

 

 

Pertussis (Whooping cough)

California is experiencing an epidemic of pertussis (whooping cough).

It is very important for everyone who is around an infant to make sure they are fully vaccinated.

Pertussis can be a very serious disease for an infant, and adolescents and adults can spread whooping cough to an infant without knowing it.

Adults and adolescents may need a booster, as the vaccine doesn't give lifelong immunity to pertussis.

Call Imperial Beach Community Clinic at (619) 429-3733 for an immunization appointment.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information from the CDC

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Vaccine Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information about the Hepatitis A vaccine from the CDC