Fifty years ago, some of history’s most widespread illnesses – polio, measles, rubella and others – killed or crippled hundreds of thousands of people. Fortunately, today these illnesses no longer pose a threat to our community due to the use of preventative vaccines. Vaccinations are extremely important to the health and well-being of all individuals, and though the threat of childhood diseases of the past has been drastically reduced, there are other illnesses that we need to guard against.
People of all ages and lifestyles need vaccines. Parents, grandparents and others who come into contact with young children should be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. The Kern County Department of Public Health provides immunizations for children, adolescents and adults to protect them against vaccine-preventable diseases at low or no cost.
Specific information about the vaccines and the diseases they offer protection against can be found at:http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm or by clicking on the individual link below.