You will need vaccines throughout your life. Vaccines in infants and children provide protection before they come in contact with potential life-threatening diseases. As an adult you need to keep your vaccinations up to date because immunity from chilhood vaccines can wear off over time. There are also other diseases you are at risk for as an adult. Vaccination is one of the safest preventive care measures available.
Disease prevention is the key to public health. It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country, including:
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Rubella (German measles)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Northeast Tri County Health District's Immunization Program aims to assist all Tri County residents in attaining optimal health through knowledge of and access to immunizations. Northeast Tri County Health District works closely with Washington State Department of Health, Health Care Providers and Private Partners to improve and sustain immunization coverage in the Tri County area.
Northeast Tri County Health supports health care providers to ensure that their patients are safely and properly vaccinated. Find the latest immunization recommendations, get resources and materials, and identify partnering programs.