Arizona Immunization Program

Information for Parents & Public

Immunizations vary by age group, for the best information for you and your family choose the age group you are interested in for more information. There is also additional information on the requirements for School & Childcare settings and Special Populations, such as people with chronic conditions, pregnant women, or health care workers.

Additional information on childhood immunizations can be found in the CDC’s Parent's Guide to Immunizations.

Travel Immunizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides detailed travel guidance online regarding travel medicines, travel vaccines, and other travel-related health issues. This guidance can be found in the CDC Health Information for International Travelers. The Table of Contents includes destination-specific recommendations, malaria prophylaxis, information regarding specific diseases and vaccines, and guidance on general preventive health measures.

You will need to check with your healthcare provider about which travel-related vaccines or medicines they can provide for you. Clinics and providers in Arizona that are certified yellow fever vaccine sites will often be able to assist with travel counseling, travel vaccines, and travel-related medicines. You can call these different clinics to find out what services they offer, the cost of the needed medicines or vaccines, and which medicines and/or vaccines may be covered by your health insurance.

For further questions about this information, you can call the Arizona Immunization Program Office at (602) 364-3630.

Vaccine Safety Reporting

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS provides a nationwide mechanism by which adverse events following immunization may be reported, analyzed, and made available to the public. VAERS also provides a vehicle for disseminating vaccine safety-related information to parents and guardians, health care providers, vaccine manufacturers, state vaccine programs, and other constituencies.

Obtaining Copies of Immunization Records

Parents who need to obtain a copy of their child's immunization records should contact their provider's office or their local County Health Department. If they are unable to obtain a copy of the record from these locations, parents can also pick up copies from the Arizona Department of Health Services, Immunization Program Office located at 150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85007. Parents should fill out the immunization records request form and fax or email the form along with proper identification to fax 602-364-3285 or email and identify where they would like the immunization record to be sent.