Timely immunizations help prevent the spread of vaccine preventable diseases among children, adolescents and adults. Our Communicable Disease staff provides comprehensive immunization services to reduce the incidents of vaccine preventable diseases. We provide accurate and timely immunization information to private and public health care providers, schools and child care centers, and to the general public.
2020-2021 State General Fund Influenza Program
Seasonal influenza vaccine is distributed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to Local Health Departments (LHD) for use by local government or private non-profit agencies which include facilities operated by county, non-profit, or other local public agencies in accordance with LHD policies and procedures. In order to receive state-funded influenza vaccine, the forms in the link below must be completed in its entirety. Attachments required for application submission include: photo of vaccine storage unit AND a valid certificate of calibration for the digital data logger that will be used. If you are eligible for the program, a representative from the Communicable Disease Section (CDS) at San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBC DPH) will contact you.
View the list of Public Health Clinics.
Immunizations prevent diseases from occurring in children and being transmitted to others. California law requires children entering kindergarten and child care to be appropriately immunized to protect themselves and others. Children and school records are screened to assure that children receive appropriate immunizations. For more information about immunizations required for school entry and other school information, please view the Shots for Kids website.
Immunization Provider Services
Immunizations are crucial to prevent diseases from occurring in all ages. Communicable Disease staff works with immunization providers in public and private sectors to educate providers on new trends and requirements, as well as general techniques to improve immunization practices in San Bernardino County.
We provide personalized training on the immunization schedule and vaccine storage and handling all in an effort to increase vaccine coverage rates. If you are a medical provider and would like to request a FREE personalized training for your practice regarding immunizations, and/or vaccine storage and handling, please call 1(800) 722-4794 and ask to speak with a health educator.
Revised Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations
The Center for Disease Control has issued revised Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/mass-clinic-activities/index.html.) The purpose of the guidance is to assist with jurisdictional planning and implementation of satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics by public and private vaccination organizations.
The guidance is broken down into four categories:
- Planning activities (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/mass-clinic-activities/planning-activities.html)
- Pre-clinic activities (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/mass-clinic-activities/pre-clinic-activities.html)
- During the clinic activities (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/mass-clinic-activities/during-clinic-activities.html)
- Post-clinic activities (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/mass-clinic-activities/post-clinic-activities.html)
The guidance also provides information on additional considerations that are required during the COVID-19 pandemic, including physical distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and enhanced sanitation efforts.
During the next few weeks additional materials will be added to these pages, including a supply list and additional curbside and drive-through clinic guidance.
The California Immunization Registry, or CAIR, is a secure web-based database that can store immunization records. To learn more about CAIR, go to the CAIR website or call 1 (800) 578-7889.
Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHPP) Immunizations For Newborns Exposed To Hepatitis B
The program provides surveillance for perinatal hepatitis B cases in the County. The goal of the program is to prevent the perinatal transmission of hepatitis B by ensuring providers test pregnant women for hepatitis B infection and the newborn receives the appropriate immunoprophylaxis and vaccinations at or within 12 hours of birth. Hospitals and providers can report hepatitis B infection by using Hospital Hepatitis B Reporting Form.