For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia:
W: (707) 638-5272
C: (707) 704-6101

A Solano County Partnership That Brings Awareness to
National Infant Immunization Week

(Vallejo, CA – April 12, 2013) – Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. This year, Touro University California (TUC), in partnership with the Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) and Solano Coalition for Better Health (SCBH), is helping to make a difference.

During the week of April 20-27, 2013, community partners will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of childhood immunization. Information regarding immunizations will be provided at various events across the community.

On April 25th, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., TUC, VCUSD, and SBCH will host an “Immunization Awareness” event at Vallejo’s Elsa Widenmann Elementary School in observance of NIIW. Sponsored by Supervisors Erin Hannigan and John M. Vasquez, the “Awareness” will highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.

“National Infant Immunization Week provides a valuable opportunity for our community to tell people how important it is for children to be vaccinated,” said James E. Foy, D.O. FACOP and Director of Pediatric Care at Touro University California. "Childhood vaccinations are one of the best ways for parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases."

The event, held at 100 Whitney Avenue in Vallejo, is expected to involve more than 100 participants who will be provided with information on the relevance of immunization and enrollment outreach. A continental breakfast will also be served. Community members and parents are encouraged to attend.

A list of clinics offering immunizations can be found by visiting http://externalrelations.tu.edu/NIIW.

For more information, contact Dr. Tami Hendriksz at tami.hendriksz@tu.edu or by calling 707-638-5910.

For more information about National Infant Immunization Week, or childhood vaccinations, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines.

Community Resources for Immunizations in Solano County

Please Note: Effective July 1, 2011 Solano County Health and Social Services Department’s Walk-In Immunization Clinics will be discontinued. For immunizations after July 1, 2011, please contact your doctor.  If you do not have a doctor, you may contact one of the community resources listed below. 

Fairfield

Family Health Services --Pediatric Campus
2101 Courage Dr.
Fairfield, CA  94533
(707) 784-2010
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pediatric walk-in appointment accepted at 2201 Courage Dr. only 

  • Immunizations are free to clients of Family Health Services (FHS) with Partnership or Healthy Families. (Fees may apply to other clients).
  • If you choose FHS as your primary care provider, immunizations will be given at the time of a physical/check-up.
  • New clients must be seen for a physical first, by appointment only.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing is $23 for non-clients of FHS
    • Walk-in appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Children who are assigned to FHS may receive TST Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM -3:30 PM

Family Health Services --Adult Campus
2201 Courage Dr.
Fairfield, CA  94533
(707) 784-2010
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM walk-in appointment accepted 

  • Immunizations are free to clients of Family Health Services (FHS) with Partnership or Healthy Families. (Fees may apply to other clients).
  • If you choose FHS as your primary care provider, immunizations will be given at the time of a physical/check-up.
  • New clients must be seen for a physical first, by appointment only.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing is $23 for non-clients of FHS
    • Walk-in appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Vacaville 

Family Health Services
1119 E. Monte Vista Ave
Vacaville, CA  95688
(707) 469-4640
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Immunizations are free to clients of Family Health Services (FHS) with Partnership or Healthy Families. (Fees may apply to other clients).
  • If you choose FHS as your primary care provider, immunizations will be given at the time of a physical/check-up.
  • New clients must be seen for a physical first, by appointment only.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing is $23 for non-clients of FHS
    • Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Children who are assigned to FHS may receive TST Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM -3:30 PM 

Community Medical Clinic (Vacaville)
600 Nut Tree Rd., #310
Vacaville, CA  95687
(707) 359-1800: Press#6 for Vacaville clinic
Open: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM & every other Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 

  • Immunizations for children are free for VFC qualified CommunityMedicalCenter clients.
  • New clients need a physical check-up with a doctor before receiving immunizations (physical check-ups may be charged an office visit fee based on a family size and income sliding scale).
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing(TST)  is $5.00 for CommunityMedicalCenter clients
  • Adult Immunizations are limited to Tdap. Hep-A, Hep-B, Pneumovax, and Flu

Please call for an appointment— same day appointments may be available.

Vallejo

Family Health Services
365 Tuolumne St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 553-5509
M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm

Some evening appointments are available

  • Immunizations are free to clients of Family Health Services (FHS) with Partnership or Healthy Families. (Fees may apply to other clients).
  • If you choose FHS as your primary care provider, immunizations will be given at the time of a physical/check-up.
  • New clients must be seen for a physical first, by appointment only.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing is $23 for non-clients of FHS
    • Walk-in appointments are available Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Children who are assigned to FHS may receive TST Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM -3:30 PM

Vallejo City Unified School District Student Health Centers

Pennycook Elementary School
3620 Fernwood Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 556-8921 ext. 5985
Monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Call for Appointment

Elsa Widenmann Elementary School
100 Whitney Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94589
(707) 556-8921 ext. 56549
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Call for Appointment

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit www.tu.edu or call 707-638-5200.