Getting your child vaccinated helps protect others in your community—like your neighbor who has cancer and cannot get certain vaccines, or your friend’s newborn baby who is too young to be fully vaccinated. When everyone in a community who can get vaccinated does get vaccinated, it helps to prevent the spread of disease and can slow or stop an outbreak.
Vaccinations are important for people of all ages. Please call Panhandle Health Department to review recommended vaccine schedules.
Panhandle Health Department in Hayden 208-415-5270
Please call or text to make an appointment. Voicemails, Text messages, and Emails are answered during business hours (M-F 8am-5pm). They are located at 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835
*Panhandle Health will not be doing Immunization Clinics this year, but all school required vaccines are available to students by appointment. Make sure to bring your child’s immunization record to the clinic to be reviewed and updated.
We understand that when it comes to keeping your children and family healthy, there is a lot of information available. Learn which immunizations your child or family members need, where to get your family immunized, and how to obtain a copy of your child’s immunization records.
The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare partnered with the Idaho Immunization Program to answer some of your most common questions.
Schools are required to report certain diseases to Idaho Department of Health & Welfare for tracking purposes, determining disease impact, monitoring trends in disease, and guiding prevention strategies.
EXEMPTIONS: Idaho law allows a parent/guardian to claim an exemption from immunization requirements for their child for medical, religious, or other reasons. A medical exemption requires the signature of a licensed physician and certification that the child has a medical condition that prevents him or her from receiving required vaccinations. Exemptions for religious or other reasons must be documented on the official State of Idaho form provided by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Immunization Program. Schools should maintain an up-to-date list of pupils with exemptions so they can be excluded quickly if an outbreak occurs.
REFERENCE: Section 39-4801, Idaho Code: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Rules, IDAPA 16, Title 02, Chapter 15 “Immunization Requirements for Idaho School Children.”