The Anchorage Public Health Clinic offers all recommended childhood vaccines. Vaccines are given on a walk-in basis. Please bring your child's shot records with you when you come to the clinic.
On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Some diseases that are prevented by vaccines, like pertussis (whooping cough) and chickenpox, remain common in the United States. On the other hand, other diseases are no longer common in this country because of vaccines. However, if we stopped vaccinating, even the few cases we have in the United States could very quickly become tens or hundreds of thousands of cases. Childhood vaccines can prevent 16 different diseases.
Our nurses are here to answer your questions about vaccines – their benefits and risks, the diseases they protect against, when your child is due for different vaccines, comforting your child before and after the shots, and more!