When you have kids, keeping up with all their immunizations is KEY in preventing serious diseases. Do your part and protect kids by making sure your family is up to date with all their immunizations. 

Vaccines protect against 14 serious diseases: 

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hib
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus

Click here to read about the “14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About (Thanks to Vaccines)”.

The Chicago Department of Public Health provides Vaccines, Flu Shots and Immunizations for Elementary, High School and some uninsured adults and college students.

Shots are offered to Chicago residents at various Walk-In immunization clinics or through the Mobile Care Van that visits different communities and events throughout the City.  Currently, we serve uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid (Title XIX) insured and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP; also known as Title XXI or state-funded) individuals only.

If your college/university/health professional school has vaccination requirements, please see the following guide to your local resources:

College Immunization Requirements

Resources for Parents – What you need to know About Vaccines

CDC What Parents Need to Know (About Vaccines):

American Academy of Pediatrics, For Families:

Vaccinate Your Baby:

Every Child By Two:

Families Fighting Flu:

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases:


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