The Alameda County Public Health Department’s Immunization Program is dedicated to improving our community‘s knowledge of and access to vaccinations that keep us all safe from dangerous diseases. We provide information about vaccine recommendations for people of all ages and school and child care requirements and offer support to schools and child care providers, medical providers, and community outreach organizations.
Where to get Immunized?
The best place to get immunized is at your doctor’s office so they can maintain your immunization history. At your doctor’s office, immunizations will be free because they will likely be covered by your insurance. If you do not have a regular doctor’s office, immunizations are available at most pharmacy chains or local pharmacies. Call your nearest pharmacy to determine cost and insurance coverage. There are limited free or low cost immunization clinics within Alameda County. It is always a good idea to call in advance to ensure that the vaccine you are seeking is available. Back to School clinics usually take place right before the start of the school year so that children meet school requirements. Flu vaccine is also located at most all pharmacies. Between the months of September and June there are usually seasonal flu vaccine clinics offered in various locations in Alameda County.