Community Clinics

Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 clinics take place throughout autumn and winter in Lake County. Online registration is available through MyTurn and Walk-ins are regularly accommodated at clinics. For COVID-19 vaccine clinic information and locations visit COVID-19 Vaccines. For more information, please contact Public Health at (707) 263-1090.

Childhood Immunizations Requirements

Under the California School Immunization Law (California Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375), children are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, day nurseries and developmental centers. This law also requires schools, child care centers, and family child care homes to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records of all children enrolled, and submit reports to the local health department.

Visit Shots for School for information on the required immunizations for Child Care/Preschool and School.

Schools with low vaccination rates are at increased risk for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.  How well-vaccinated is your child's child care? Kindergarten? 7th Grade?

Childhood Immunization Qualifications

Children (<18 years of age) may qualify for low-cost immunizations if they qualify under one of the following categories:

  • Have no health insurance;
  • Have health insurance not covering immunizations;
  • Be eligible for Medi-Cal, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP), Gateway; and/or
  • An Alaskan native or American Indian

For others who do not fall into the categories listed above or those seeking immunizations can call us at (707) 263-1090 for a referral to private immunization providers for service

What Immunizations Do You Need?

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Vaccine Safety

School Resources

The following list includes new and updated resources on school immunization that many staff find helpful when reviewing records:

Seasonal Flu

Influenza (Flu): Information for Schools & Childcare Providers
 Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Personal Belief Exemptions

Beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.

The Immunization Assistance Program provides:

  • Information about immunizations and immunization services available to children and adults;
  • Provides consultation services to parents, community-based organizations, medical providers, daycare providers, and schools regarding immunizations and applicable immunization laws;
  • Conducts flu clinics each fall for at-risk populations

Tools for Health Care Providers

Required Immunizations for School and Pre-Kindergarten (Child Care/Preschool)

Effective January 1, 2020, medical exemptions (MEs) can only be issued through the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website (CAIR-ME) by physicians licensed in California. Please visit Shots for School for more information.

Immunization Resources for Health Care Providers

Please report vaccine-related adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and vaccine errors to the National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program (VERP)

Please report incidences and outbreaks of communicable diseases to County of Lake Health Services’ Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Unit by calling (707) 263-1090.

Tools for Translating Foreign Vaccine Records