Your decisions about vaccines are important! Getting immunized throughout your lifetime protects you, the people you love, and our community against harmful diseases.
Making the Vaccine Decision: Addressing Common Concerns
American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Recommendations
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 still circulate among the population today, but they can be prevented by immunizations.
Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them
When many people in a community are not immunized, it weakens the protection that immunizations provide. When this happens it leaves infants, the elderly, and those with impaired immunity exposed to harmful diseases. Simply put: immunizations work, but only if we get them! Talk to your doctor or call the Polk County Division of Public Health at 828-894-8271 with any questions you might have about immunizations.
Vaccine Record Requests
Polk County Division of Public Health
2881 NC 108 Hwy E
Columbus NC 28722
Child & Adult Vaccine Clinic
Getting immunized is easy! Polk County Division of Public Health has partnered with Blue Ridge Health-Polk to offer immunizations for community members.
Blue Ridge Health
161 Walker Street, Columbus, NC
Immunizations are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm (clients should check in by 4:30 pm)
Please click on the links below for more information about immunizations for yourself, your children, or your family: