Children's Immunization

Everyday is Immunization Day in Long Beach!

All children should be immunized at regular health care visits, beginning at birth and continuing through their teens. By immunizing, we can safeguard our children against the potentially devastating effects of 15 vaccine-preventable diseases. No child should ever have to endure the effects of these diseases simply because he or she was not vaccinated on time. For Information on School Immunization Laws click here.

  • Children and teens should be immunized against 15 diseases:
  • Diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Measles
  • Pertussis
  • Mumps
  • Haemophilus Influenza B (HiB)
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumonia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Rotavirus Meningitis
  • Gardasil (HPV Vaccine)

Without immunizations, serious effects of childhood diseases can lead to:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Paralysis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Heart problems
  • Liver failure
  • Blindness
  • Brain damage
  • Deafness Death
  • Type of cervical cancer
  • Genital warts

Parents must not wait until their children enter school to immunize them. Babies are more likely to have complications or die from vaccine preventable diseases than older children. Teenagers need routine boosters for some vaccines. Some children need annual flu shots. To see the current recommended schedule for all childhood vaccines go to To make an appointment in the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Clinic, please call (562) 570-4315.