Immunization Projects

The Immunization Program has many ongoing and seasonal projects to help provide prevent diseases and provide access to vaccines to our community. Some of these are listed below.

Back to School Vaccinations

Depending on their age and grade, kids need certain vaccinations for school. The best place for them to get vaccinated is their doctor’s office; if they don’t have a doctor or insurance, there are vaccination clinics in Alameda County.

Shoo the Flu

City of Oakland preschool and elementary children can receive free flu vaccinations each fall through Shoo the Flu, a community-based initiative to prevent seasonal influenza (flu) in Oakland through a school-based vaccination program.

Say Boo to the Flu

Say Boo to the Flu is a program offering free flu vaccines to the students, teachers and parents at three elementary schools in the Castro Valley Unified School District.

Flu Vaccine Distribution

At the start of each flu season we distribute flu vaccine to providers in our community who serve uninsured and underinsured populations. Flu-related complications can become serious and lead to hospitalizations and even death, particularly among infants and the elderly. Vaccinating against the flu protects not just the person who has been vaccinated, but the whole community. If you are a medical provider interested in our flu vaccine distribution program, click the link to learn more.

HPV Vaccine Program

HPV is short for Human Papillomavirus, which is a very common virus. HPV causes most cervical cancers, as well as some cancers of the vagina, vulva, penis, anus, rectum, and oropharynx (cancers of the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils). Vaccination prior to exposure to the virus can prevent an estimated 28,500 cases of these cancers each year. Because of this, the HPV vaccine is recommended for 11-12 year olds.  Teens who did not get the vaccine or did not get all doses when they were younger should get it now. The vaccine is a 2 or 3 shot series (depending upon the age of the person being vaccinated). which makes completion more difficult.  We are working with our 4 county clinics to help increase HPV vaccination rates using patient reminder postcards and automated phone call reminders on a quarterly basis.

The Immunization Partnership of Alameda County – IPAC

The Immunization Partnership of Alameda County is a collaborative of private and public organizations interested in improving vaccine protection rates for all people of Alameda County. IPAC is focusing on education and training for medical providers, school and child care personnel and parent groups. If you are interested in joining IPAC, call us at 510-267-3230.

Immunization Partnership Post – Volume 1
Immunization Partnership Post – Volume 2

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