Frequently Asked Question
Below are some common questions parents may have about our immunization clinic. For more information and to find expert’s answers to additional questions you may have, there are additional resources throughout this section.
All recommended vaccines are available at the Immunization Program Walk-in Clinic. Currently there are 17 vaccine recommended vaccines to protect children or adults diseases including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib), Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles), Varicella (Chickenpox), Pneumococcal, Hepatitis A, Influenza, Rotavirus, Human Paillomavirus (HPV), Meningococcal (meningitis) and Shingles.
The Immunization Program Walk-in Clinic accepts Medi-Cal for children under the age of 19 years. All children vaccines under the age of 19 years are $25 for an administration fee. Adult vaccines vary.
No; not for routine immunizations. The Stanislaus County Public Health Immunization Clinic (located on 820 Scenic Dr in Modesto) serves clients Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 6:30 pm and Wednesday and Friday 8 am - 4 pm, except for holidays. However, to receive immunizations for travel purposes at the Travel Clinic is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for travel please call (209) 558-7700.
The Stanislaus County Public Health Immunization Clinic located on 820 Scenic Dr in Modesto serves clients Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 6:30 pm and Wednesday and Friday 8 am - 4 pm, except for holidays.
Wait times vary. The busiest times of the year include the weeks before school begins and during the first weeks of school in August and September. Plan ahead to avoid the back to school rush. Clients may not be accommodated if maximum clinic capacity is reached.
Stanislaus County Public Health Immunization Program and TB Program both offer PPD skin tests to children and adults. By appointment only.
The Immunization Program will accept official immunization records from another state or country. The information from those records may be transferred to the yellow card or the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) Region IV.
California school law does not allow children to enter day care, pre-school, public or private schools without written documentation of immunization history. Every effort should be made to locate the immunization record from a medical provider and/or the last school the child attended. If the immunization record can not be located then the child will have to begin their shots again. For more information contact the Stanislaus County Immunization Program at (209) 558-7700.
Your child’s immunization record is very important! It will be needed for entry to child care, Head Start, pre-schools, schools and college. If you lose your child’s record, ask your health care provider to give you a new copy, with all the immunizations recorded and properly documented. If you cannot get the information re-documented by your provider, your child may have to get the shots all over again. So keep your child’s record in a safe place with other important documents. For more information please contact the Stanislaus County Immunization Program at (209) 558-7700.
Yes the Immunization Program accepts Medi-Cal.
No; the Immunization Program provides the recommended vaccines for both children and adults. The state and federal government provide funding for the immunization of children under the age of 19 years of age. However, the Immunizations Program does provide certain immunizations for adults under the state and federal government too. The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) is available if it is the individual’s first MMR shot or will be attend college or vocational education program. We also offer to adults the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. All remaining adult recommended vaccines are also provided but costs vary.
If your child is attending college or a vocational school, he or she may be able to obtain low cost or no-cost immunization through the Health Services Department at their college campus or through their private health care provider or clinic. Public Health Immunization Clinic does have limited low cost adult vaccines but depending on the vaccine the cost will vary. For more information please contact the Stanislaus County Immunization Program at (209) 558-7700.
Yes, immunizations are available for individuals of all ages for a fee at our clinic held weekly at 820 Scenic Dr in Modesto, by appointment only. For more information or to set-up an appointment please contact the Stanislaus County Immunization Program at (209) 558-7700.