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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Occupational immunizations

  • Occupational immunizationsHealth care workers and those who work in school and child care settings should know whether or not they are immune to measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox. A person who has had these diseases in the past, or who has an unknown vaccine status can go to their healthcare provider to receive a blood test that will show evidence of immunity.

  • People whose jobs require frequent travel, especially international, are at higher risk of exposure to diseases that may no longer be common in the United States, such as measles, rubella, diphtheria, and polio. See our Travel Immunization page for more information.

  • Health care and public safety workers who are likely to have exposure to blood and bodily fluids in the workplace should be vaccinated against hepatitis B, optimally before completing their training programs.
Where to go for immunizations

If you need a TB (tuberculin) skin test, Hepatitis B, or other immunization for work, you can look for an occupational health clinic in your area, such as:

  • Valley Medical Center Occupational Health Clinic
  • Health Force Occupational Health Clinic
  • US Wellness Works

You may also contact your health care provider. If you need help finding a doctor, please call the Community Health Access Program (CHAP): 206-284-0331 or 800-756-5437. CHAP staff can refer you to a Community Health Clinic offering full health services, including immunizations. If you do not have medical coverage, clinic fees are based on your income.

Many pharmacies in King County offer immunizations. Ask at the pharmacies near your home.

Additional immunization resources

Email, fax and phone numbers:

  • LOCAL: Public Health - Seattle & King County
    • Immunization Program: 206-296-4774
    • Vaccine Distribution Program: 206-296-4782
    • Communicable Disease Hotline: 206-296-4949
    • Email: vaccineinfo@kingcounty.gov

  • STATE: Washington State Immunization Program:
    • Main number: 360-236-3595

  • FEDERAL: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • National Immunization Program e-mail address: nipinfo@cdc.gov
    • Telephone consultation: CDC-INFO Contact Center, staffed 8 am-11pm (EST)
    • English and Spanish: 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
    • CDC Fax Information Service: 1-888-CDC-FAXX (1-888-232-3299)