Immunizations are one of the greatest achievements in public health.
Immunizations are made available to improve overall health and to prevent diseases for the individual, families, and the community. Our goal is to improve the health of the community by reducing or eliminating the transmission of vaccine preventable disease through education, awareness, and immunizations. We aim to have a community protected against all vaccine preventable diseases.
- Immunity: Protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without becoming infected.
- Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
- Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
- Immunization: A process by which a person becomes protected against a disease through vaccination. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.
The United States (U.S.) long-standing vaccine safety program closely and constantly monitors the safety of vaccines. A critical part of the program, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Immunization Safety Office, identifies possible vaccine side effects and conducts studies to determine whether health problems are caused by vaccines. Data show that the current U.S. vaccine supply is the safest in history. Click here to learn more information on vaccine safety from the CDC.
Immunization of children for selected diseases is required for school and day care entry in accordance with New Hampshire Statutes. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider about the vaccines recommended for their age. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minors.
Children should continue to receive immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As communities continue to open up their services and school is back in session, parents and caretakers should work with their healthcare provider to make sure their children are able to stay up to date on routine immunizations. If your child is due for a well-child visit, call your healthcare provider's office and ask about ways they are safely offering well-child visits during this time. Many healthcare offices are taking extra steps to ensure that well-child visits can happen safely. If you do not have a healthcare provider, are uninsured, or are unable to secure an appointment, please call us at 603-589-4500, option #2.
The need for vaccines does not change with age. The protection you receive from vaccination as a child can wear off over time. The vaccines you need as an adult are determined by factors including age, lifestyle, health condition(s), and which vaccines you’ve previously received during your life.
Traveler Safety and Immunization Needs
Traveling somewhere and don't know if you need vaccines? Check out the CDC's user friendly guide for clinicians and travelers.
We provide child and adult immunizations every Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM and every Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM at our Community Health Clinic located at 18 Mulberry Street in Nashua. Immunizations are available by appointment. Schedule an appointment by calling 603-589-4500, option 2.
*Currently have a wait list. Please call 603-589-4500, option 2, to be placed on the list.
A fee of $10 is requested at time of service, per person, per visit. Flu vaccines are $15 for 18+, no charge for up to age 17 or free with Medicaid card. Cash, card, or check accepted. Immunizations are available to adults over the age of 18 who have NO insurance or are under-insured. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
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- DPHCS Immunization Brochure (English) (PDF)
- CDC Vaccines and Immunization Website
- CDC Immunization Schedules
- NH DHHS Immunization Program
- 2021-2022 Child Influenza Vaccine Administration Record (6 Months - 18 Years) (PDF)
- Consent to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine to a Person Under the Age of 18 Years (PDF)