The best way for children to receive their immunizations is with a doctor, as part of a regular health care visit. It is important to take your child to the doctor for regular check-ups. The doctor can check on how your child is growing and make sure there are no hidden health problems.
If you need help finding medical coverage for your child:
Many children in Washington can receive free or low-cost medical coverage which pays for visits to the doctor as well as immunizations.
- If you live in South King County, call 206-296-3944
- If you live in Seattle, North and East King County, call 206-296-4841
Every Public Health Center in King County has a Client Services Specialist who can give you more information and help you apply for medical coverage. Please call or visit your local Public Health Center for an appointment with the Client Services Specialist.
If you need help finding a doctor for your child, please call:
- Community Health Access Program (CHAP): 206-284-0331 or 1-800-756-5437
CHAP staff can refer your family to a local a Public Health Family Health Clinic and/or a Community Health Clinic. These clinics offer full health services, including immunizations. If you do not have medical coverage, fees are based on your income.
If you need help finding immunizations, please contact your neighborhood pharmacies. For help finding immunizations services for your child, please visit www.parenthelp123.org or call the Family Health Hotline at 800-322-2588.