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.
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.
The Immunization Section has partnered with the Alameda Alliance for Health to increase Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, pertussis) vaccination for pregnant women in their third trimester. Women getting immunized between 27 to 36 weeks gestation of every pregnancy is the best way to protect vulnerable newborns from dangerous pertussis (whooping cough) disease. Please click the link to learn more about best practices for raising Tdap vaccination rates among pregnant women. Also, visit our resources page for free immunization materials.
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.
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.
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.