Immunizations

The Snohomish Health District no longer has immunization clinics. You can contact the Health District for your immunization records or questions about immunizations, including travel vaccines.

Infant Receiving a Vaccination
  1. Why Immunize?
  2. School & Child Care
  3. Immunization for All Ages

Vaccines help people become immune to diseases without having to get sick. Making an informed choice about immunization is key to protecting your family’s health. 

High immunization rates in a community also provide protection for those who cannot be vaccinated because of age restrictions or medical conditions. This is called community immunity because when most people are vaccinated, a disease cannot spread widely. The community is immune, even when certain people are not.

The Snohomish Health District encourages residents of all ages to get vaccinated according to national recommendations.

DISEASES PRIOR TO VACCINES

Vaccines are carefully developed and monitored for safety and effectiveness. Before vaccinations, many people in the United States got seriously ill or died of once common diseases such as:

  • Bacterial Haemophilus influenzae type b (hib or H flu)
  • Diphtheria
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping Cough (pertussis)

DISEASE RISKS FOR TRAVELERS

Many diseases that are now rare in the U.S. still occur in other countries. If you are planning a trip outside of the United States, certain travel vaccinations may be recommended or required depending on where you travel.

RESOURCES 

Immunization Resources (PDF)

Health Map Vaccine Finder