Immunization Program


11-and 12-year-olds need four vaccines to protect them against serious diseases:

Two doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect boys and girls from 
       HPV-related cancers and infections.

Tdap vaccine to help prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. All incoming
graders need proof of a Tdap vaccine and two doses of chickenpox vaccine before
        starting school.

Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) to protect against certain serious types of
       bacterial meningitis and other related infections.

A seasonal flu vaccine to protect against serious illness caused by the flu.

Preteens may also need to catch up on other immunizations, including chickenpox (many don’t have their 2nd dose), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and hepatitis B. Two shots of chickenpox vaccine are now required before 7th grade in California.



What We Do

Nevada County Public Health offers childhood and adult immunizations, including seasonal flu shots, at our main office in Grass Valley during our regular Immunization Clinic Hours (PDF)​ and during our special vaccine clinics out in the community (see below for more detail).

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Eligibility

The vaccines offered to children are part of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.
A child must be 18 years of age or younger and one of the following:   
  • has Medi-Cal or Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Eligible, OR 
  • has No health insurance, OR
  • is Native American or Alaskan Native
A limited supply of childhood vaccines are available to purchase for children that are not eligible for the VFC program.

Most adult and childhood vaccines are covered by: 
  • Medi-Cal 
  • Nevada County Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • We also have adult vaccines available for purchase.
    See our Immunization Fee Schedule for costs.

  • Questions About Vaccines & Immunizations

    The laws in California recently changed for school-age kids and vaccines. For more information about SB277 and the current immunization laws, check out Shots for School.

    If you are a parent with questions about immunizations for your child, we encourage you to read this Vaccine Safety Handout (PDF).

    Travel Vaccines:  We offer Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccinations. For other travel vaccines contact your primary care physician, pharmacy, or travel clinic.

    On-Going Vaccine & Immunization Clinics

    We offer immunization clinics on a regular basis. For more information about immunization clinics offered at our Public Health offices, please see our Immunization Clinic Schedule (PDF).

    For locations and hours of our community immunization events in your area, find the place most convenient for you: