Officials at the Yolo County Health Services department are encouraging those under immunized with the Measles vaccine to get their shots.
In response to the ongoing state outbreak, the department received 60 extra doses of the MMR, or Measles Mumps Rubella, vaccines from the state. So far this year, there have no reported cases of the disease in Yolo County.
"Most of the vaccine we give here each Monday are for children who are uninsured or on medical or low income but in his case with the Measles vaccine, anyone can come in who is under immunized,"Jan Babb, Director of Public Health Nursing said. "In Yolo County what we want to do is be proactive if there are folks out there who are not fully immunized against the measles we want to make sure thatis an opportunity for them to receive the vaccine."
No insurance or appointments are necessary. A $10 fee will be charged for the vaccine. That may be waived depending on the individual.
If you are unsure of your immunization status, you are encouraged to speak to your physician.
Yolo County residents may attend the Health Services Department’s regularly scheduled immunization clinics for the MMR vaccine, flu shots and other vaccines as follows:
1st Monday of each month, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
500B Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento
2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
137 N. Cottonwood in Woodland