Your decisions about vaccinations are important! Getting immunized throughout your lifetime protects you, the people you love and our community against harmful diseases.
Diseases like polio, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis, and meningitis are not a thing of the past. These are serious and potentially fatal diseases that circulate among the population today, but they can be prevented by immunizations. When people are not immunized in a community it weakens the protection that immunizations provide. When this happens it leaves infants, the elderly, and those with low immunity exposed to harmful diseases. Simply put: immunizations work, but only if we get them!
Talk to your doctor or call the Polk County Health Department at 828-894-8271 with any questions you might have about immunizations or to find vaccination records.
Getting immunized is easy! Polk County Health Department has partnered with Blue Ridge Health – Polk at 161 Walker Street in Columbus. This location offers walk-in immunizations Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. — we ask that clients check-in by 4:30 p.m. You can call 828-894-2222 to make an appointment if you prefer.
Please click on the links below for more details on immunizations for yourself, your children or your family:
- Foreign Travel Immunizations
- Immunizations for Infants, Children and Older Teens
- Immunizations for Pregnant Women
- Information on Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Information on Chickenpox
- Information on Hepatitis A
- Information on Measles
- Information on Mumps