Take the Time! For School Vaccinations
Vaccination is an important preventative health measure. California law requires children to be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases prior to school entry. For information regarding the vaccines and school entry go to: California Immunization Requirements
**Important Notice to Parents** The California state requirements for school immunizations are changing for the 2019/2020 school year. Please see the following link for more information: Parent Immunization Changes Guide 2019/2020
Parents and caregivers should be aware that exemptions from vaccination due to personal beliefs are no longer allowed under California Law. For more information regarding California School Entry Law and Personal Belief Exemptions (SB277) go to http://www.shotsforschool.org/
For more information please contact your health care provider or Trinity County Public Health at (530) 623-8209.
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Don't Forget about Your Yearly Flu Vaccine
The California Department of Public Health has reported that Flu activity is increasing in California. Here are some tips to prevent the flu this season:
- It's never too late to get vaccinated.
- While even healthy people can get the flu, pregnant women, children under 5, adults over 65, and people with chronic conditions are at high-risk for flu-related complications, and should be vaccinated.
- Take everyday actions to stop the spread of flu; wash hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and always stay home when sick.
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Vaccination is one of the most important public health interventions, saving millions of lives and preventing hundreds of millions of cases of disease. Most deadly childhood diseases are now at their lowest levels, thanks to immunization.
Trinity County Public Health's goal is to ensure all children are vaccinated to protect their health. We encourage parents to vaccinate their children. Trinity County recommends all the Academy of Pediatrics' recommended childhood immunizations. Check with your child's healthcare provider about what vaccines your child(ren) need. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they have vaccines available for your child. If vaccines are not available from your healthcare provider and/or through your insurance, please contact the Public Health Department 530-623-8209.
Answer the questions on this short quiz to find out what vaccines your child may need.