Immunizations

Vaccinations & Immunizations are offered by walk-in or appointment Monday – Friday 8am -11am; 1pm -4pm at the following locations:

Bakersfield: 1800 Mt. Vernon Ave. Call 661-321-3000 for an appointment or more information

Vaccinations & Immunizations are available at the following locations (Call 661-321-3000 for more information times and dates available):
Mojave: 1775 Highway 58.
Ridgecrest: 250 W. Ridgecrest Blvd.

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.

Infants & Children 

The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Keep track of your Children’s Immunizations with the Immunization and Developmental Milestones tracker

Make an Immunization Schedule for your Child Here

Questions?More Information Here

Preteens & Teens

The recommended immunization schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your preteen or teen (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, check with the doctor about getting back on track.

Vaccination Screening Form. Fill out before doctor visit to help determine which vaccines your child may be given.

Questions? Learn more Here 

Adults

You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.

Vaccination Screening. It can sometimes be difficult to understand or keep track of exactly which vaccines you need. Questions on the form help you and your doctor decide which vaccines you need and when to get them. You can print the form, fill it out, and take it with you to the office the next time you see your doctor.

1o Reasons to get Vaccinated

Questions? Learn more Here

There are 2 ways you can request a copy of an immunization record

a) By fax

Complete the following form:
1. Authorization to release healthcare information

2. Fax the form to:(661) 868-0218

b) In-Person

Monday – Friday excluding holidays 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Kern County Public Health Nursing Services
1800 Mt Vernon Ave, 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA  93306
Telephone (661) 321-3000


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Immunizations are a beneficial part of preventive health care and are available for adults as well as children. All school entry vaccinations are available. A parent or legal guardian must accompany persons under 18 years of age. Please remember to bring your child’s immunization record (yellow card) to the clinic. No one will be denied service due to inability to pay.

 

Take this adolescent and adult vaccine quiz to find out which vaccines you may need.