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):
Rosamond: 3611 Rosamond Blvd.
Ridgecrest: 400 N. China Lake Blvd.
Arvin: 204 South Hill Street
Delano: 455 Lexington Street
Shafter: 329 Central Valley Hwy.
Taft: 915 N 10th Street
Learn More on the Travel Immunizations Page
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.
- Cervical Cancer (Human Papillomavirus)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
What Immunizations do you need?
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.
- 2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old
- 2018 Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad
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.
- 2016 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7-18 Years Old
- 2016: Vacunas recomendadas para los niños desde los 7 hasta los 18 años de edad
Vaccination Screening Form. Fill out before doctor visit to help determine which vaccines your child may be given.
Questions? Learn more Here
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.
- 2016 Recommended Immunizations for Adults: By Age
- 2016 - Vacunas recomendadas para adultos según la edad
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.
Questions? Learn more Here
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
- California School Immunization Law
- California Immunization Handbook
- Required School Immunizations K-12 Guide
- Childcare Immunization Requirements
- Travel Vaccines: CDC Traveler's Health
How to get a Copy of an Immunization Record
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
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