Visiting the Immunization Clinic at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Whether you have a new baby, a child returning to the classroom this fall, or learning remotely, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist. One of the best ways to help keep your child safe and healthy is by giving them all recommended vaccinations.
Immunizations are the best defense against preventing many communicable diseases that can cause severe illness and death. See the list of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Vaccination helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough, chickenpox, measles, and cancers caused by HPV through on-time vaccination.
Some of the vaccines that are especially recommended for children include:
- MMR Vaccine to defend against measles, mumps, and rubella
- DTaP/Tdap Vaccine to prevent whooping cough, diphtheria, and tetanus
- Varicella Vaccine to prevent chickenpox
- Rotavirus Oral Vaccine to prevent severe diarrhea among young children Meningococcal Vaccine to prevent meningitis among patients who attend colleges that require it
- Influenza (flu) Vaccine to reduce risk of flu illness complications and hospitalization
- Covid-19 Vaccine to reduce risk and spreading of Coronavirus illness
All vaccines are free to patients up to age 19 in the state of Washington
Make Mary Bridge Children’s Your Trusted Partner for Your Child’s Wellbeing
Many children receive required vaccinations at routine office visits with their pediatricians or primary care providers. If you are unable to see your own provider or don’t have one currently, please call the Mary Bridge Children’s Immunization Clinic in Tacoma at 253-403-1767 to make an appointment.
Our Immunization Clinic is open weekdays and occasional Saturdays to provide free vaccines recommended by the CDC to children 18 years of age and younger.