Get Immunized

Why do we need vaccinations?

Vaccinations help the body's immune system do its work by developing protection against future infections. The result is a stronger immune system without having to get sick!

Vaccines aren't just for children.  Some diseases, like singles, only affect adults. Adults may also be at risk for other vaccine-preventable diseases due to age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions.

An immunized population also helps to protect those who are unable to get vaccinations for medical or other reasons. 

Who should get vaccinations and when?

Vaccines are important for people of all ages. Check whether you're up to date on recommended vaccines by clicking here.

You may also need a vaccination before travelling. Many vaccine-preventable diseases rarely seen in the United States are still prevalent in other parts of the world. Visit to search for recommended vaccines by destination.

SCHD offers travel vaccines, click here for more information.

Are there different types of vaccines?

There are several different types of vaccines. Each type uses a different mechanism to teach your immune system how to fight off certain kinds of germs and the diseases they cause. Learn about the different types of vaccines and which diseases they help prevent by clicking here

What should I bring to my appointment?

What do vaccinations cost?

Where can I get vaccinated?