Healthcare Providers

The resources listed here are  vaccine provider education and enrollment, storage and handling information, and resources to share with patients.  Please encourage parents to make sure their children receive all of the CDC-recommended vaccines, in addition to the ones required for California school and child care entry.

    Proper storage and handling techniques are critical to a safe and effective vaccination program. Failure to adhere to recommendations for proper storage and handling can reduce vaccine potency resulting in inadequate protection against disease. In this section learn how you and your staff can be the first line of defense in protecting your patients from improperly handled vaccines. 

    Recommendations, guidelines, and tips for the proper storage and handling of vaccines:

    The California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) is a secure, confidential, statewide computerized immunization information system for California residents.

    The California Immunization Registry Medical Exemption web site is a secure site for physicians to issue and manage standardized medical exemptions for children in school or child care. To access the California Immunization Registry Medical Exemptions (CAIR-ME) web site, click here

     Contact your CAIR Bay Area Regional Representative about integrating this computerized system into your office practices. 


    Fax your order form to the Immunization Program (408) 947-8752

    Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery

    Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients. Federal law requires that healthcare staff provide a VIS to a patient, parent, or legal representative before each dose of certain vaccines.

    Please contact our office for information about any of our services and materials:

    County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Immunization Education Program

    976 Lenzen Ave., Suite 1100
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Telephone: (408) 792-5007
    Fax: (408) 947-8752


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