Shots (also referred to as vaccines and immunizations) protect children and adults against many serious diseases.

Babies and young children should receive shots on a regular basis to be up-to-date on their vaccines. Your doctor or clinic should track when babies and young children need their next shots.

Adults also need to be up-to-date on their vaccinations, especially the flu shot.


The website links below are in both English and Spanish.


The California Immunization Registry (CAIR) keeps track of the shots you and your child get from doctors. Most clinics and medical offices have access to the registry. The Registry makes life easier for doctors and parents/guardians.

Schools can look into the registry to make sure your child has shots. If you or your child changes to another clinic or medical office, that new office/clinic can see your shots. This prevents needless repeats of shots you or your child already had.

To learn more, please visit CAIR.

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