Providers, protect your vaccine supply. The danger of wildfires driven by high winds increase the chances that Pacific Gas & Electric will need to turn off electric power lines to protect public safety.
For recommendations to safeguard your vaccine, please read our Public Health Alert: Vaccine Storage During Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
The Marin HHS Immunization Program does not provide travel medical consultations. For general information about recommended vaccinations and health advisories for the area you will be traveling to, visit www.cdc.gov/travel. Resources for travel services include your own health care provider, a local travel clinic, or a local pharmacy. View our list of Where To Get Vaccinated in Marin (Donde vacunarse en el condado de Marin, Espanol).
What Immunizations Do You Need?
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Vaccine Safety
- Vaccine-Preventable Disease Information and Reports (California Department of Public Health)
- How Vaccines Work (The College Physicians of Philadelphia)
- The History of Vaccines (The College Physicians of Philadelphia)
- FAQs about Vaccine Safety (CDC)
- Vaccine Education Center (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Where to Get Vaccinated
The best place to get immunizations is at your doctor's office or regular clinic. View this list of Where to Get Vaccinated in Marin County (English) and (Espanol, Donde vacunarse en el condado de Marin) or use the Vaccine Finder.
School and Pre-Kindergarten (Child Care/Preschool) Immunization Requirements
Under the California School Immunization Law (California Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375), children are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, day nurseries and developmental centers. This law also requires schools, child care centers, and family child care homes to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records of all children enrolled, and submit reports to the local health department.
Visit ShotsForSchool.org for information on the required immunizations for Child Care/Preschool and School.
Schools & Child Cares/Preschools: Need more "Blue Cards" (California School Immunization Records)? Please call 415-473-3078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Staff & Volunteer Immunization Requirements
Effective September 1, 2016, Senate Bill (SB) 792 requires certain immunizations for child care employees and volunteers. Visit ShotsForSchool.org/child-care for more information.
Tools for Health Care Providers
Required Immunizations for School and Pre-Kindergarten (Child Care/Preschool)
Licensed physicians may grant a medical exemption (ME) by providing a letter with required documentation to a child's parent or guardian. Students who are immune to a disease by history of disease or titer and therefore do not need to be vaccinated should have a medical exemption.
Immunization Resources for Health Care Providers
- Vaccine Information Statements (VISes) | Other Languages
- Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program - no cost vaccines for eligible children
- California Immunization Registry (CAIR2)
- California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
- Immunization Action Coalition