Immunizations and Travel Medicine

Washington State has changed MMR vaccine requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to learn more

At the Department of Community Health, we understand how important family is. Concerns about vaccines are real and scary. Vaccine hesitancy should be fully addressed and fears allayed as best as possible. If you are interested in learning more about mercury, thimerosal, autism and vaccines, as well as accessing the latest research, click here . For a video illustrating how vaccination affects the community and beyond, click here . Vaccines are not perfect, but they are the best tool we have to prevent death and disability in our populations of the future, starting with yourself and your family right here in Walla Walla County.
More questions? Our nurse is more than happy to assist you at 509-524-2650.

Vaccines for 0-18
Routine immunizations are given at your child’s doctor’s office during yearly well child checkups. At Walla Walla County Department of Community Health we no longer offer vaccinations at this time, following a similar trend of public health organizations nationwide. Learn more about signing up for health insurance, establishing with a doctor, and our local clinic services on our Community Resources page.
Check the vaccine schedule to see where your child is at: Vaccines for 19 and Over
If you are not sure you are up to date, click here to see and print your immunization records, if they are on file in Washington. Not sure or can’t find what you need online? Call the Department of Community Health at 509-524-2650 to ask.
Vaccines for adults with and without insurance are available at all our local pharmacies including Elk Drug in Dayton, and with the exception of Tallmans. Pharmacies usually take your insurance, too, if you have it. If you’re not sure how to proceed, or run into a barrier like a high price tag, call the Department of Community Health at 509-524-2650 to talk to our nurse about other options.

Vaccines for Pregnant Folks
Vaccines before, during, and after pregnancy can protect yourself, your unborn child, the rest of your family, and the community. Which ones to get before? Which ones to avoid during pregnancy and which ones to have? Which ones to get after? Do household and family members need to get vaccinated too? Learn more here . If you have more questions, call the Department of Community Health at 509-524-2650.

Travel Medicine
While we do not have a travel clinic at this time, the Department of Community Health is happy to assist you with any questions regarding travel medicine. Call the Department of Community Health at 509-524-2650 to speak with our nurse. Benton-Franklin Health District in Tri-Cities has a certified travel medicine program and is occasionally able to bill insurance as well. For more information about their travel medicine options, call 509-460-4200 and push 1 for immunizations to speak with someone.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month
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Updated 08/02/19

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