- Improve the health of children and adults by eliminating sickness and death resulting from diseases in which a safe and effective vaccine is available, and
- To deliver high quality vaccines in a safe and effective way to all children and adults who require them.
The COVID-19 vaccine supply is currently limited, for information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to the link below for additional information.
Flu Vaccine 2019-2020
Flu vaccine remains the single most effective way to prevent the flu and it is very important to get your flu vaccine in addition to washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are sick.
- New Regulations in effect as of July 1, 2019, for the following:
Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, school immunization requirements will include:
2 (rather than 1) doses of chickenpox vaccine at
- Pre-Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten (Pre-K) or Kindergarten entry
- 7th grade advancement
- Pre-K/K-12 admission or transfer
- 2 MMR doses and 3 Hepatitis B vaccine doses at admission or transfer for most K-12 students
- 2 (rather than 1) doses of chickenpox vaccine at
- Medical Exemptions:
Starting July 1, 2019, a parent or guardian must submit a signed, written statement from a physician (MD or DO) licensed in California which states:
- The specific nature of the physical condition or medical circumstance of the child for which a licensed physician does not recommend immunization.
- Each specific required vaccine that is being exempted.
- Whether the medical exemption is permanent or temporary.
- If the exemption is temporary, an expiration date no more than 12 calendar months from the date of signing.
- Personal Belief Exemptions:
If a child has an expiring personal beliefs exemption prior to attending school on or after July 1, 2019, the child will need to meet all current immunization requirements.
For more information please visit this website:
Immunizations for Your Child
The best care for your child is to get immunizations from his or her regular doctor or clinic, because they will have all of your child’s health information. But if there are costs for the vaccine that you can’t afford to pay, your child may be eligible for low or no-cost vaccinations under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. To qualify, your child must be 18 years of age or under and be at least one of the following:
- Medicaid (Medi-Cal/CHDP) eligible
- Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
- American Indian or Alaska Native
If you have questions whether your child qualifies, please contact Sutter County Public Health at 822-7215.
NOTE: Underinsured children who have private health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines or whose insurance covers only selected vaccines, are eligible to receive VFC vaccine, but only through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Center (RHC). In Sutter County, contact Peach Tree Health or Ampla Health.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Love Them, Protect ThemCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends that all new parents, grandparents and those persons who will be around a new infant to be immunized against Pertussis. The vaccine is called Tdap, and provides protection against Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus and Diphtheria. All pregnant adolescents and women should receive Tdap during each pregnancy (preferred during 27 through 36 weeks gestation) regardless of number of years from prior Td or Tdap vaccination.
- Immunizations for a Healthy Pregnancy
- Immunizations for a Healthy Pregnancy (Spanish)
- Centers for Disease Control - Pertussis
- California Department of Public Health – Pertussis Information
Additional Resources and Information:
Sutter County Public Health is currently closed to the public. Please contact your primary care provider for immunization information.
Public Health is implementing a 9/80 work schedule starting on August 21, 2017. The office will be closed every other Friday with the first department closure on Friday, September 1, 2017.
The Public Health Business Office and all programs except WIC will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The WIC program will be open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All of Public Health will be closed every other Friday.
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.