Your guide to immunization in Kitsap County.
Staying up to date on routine vaccines is a safe and effective way to protect yourself, your family, and our community. Let's get caught up!
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Dr. Niran Al-Agba
"I stay caught up on immunizations to protect myself, my family, and most importantly, my patients."
Sharon Blancaflor, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse, Silverdale
"I believe vaccines not only save lives but also save precious time with our loved ones."
Dr. David Weiss
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Silverdale
"Immunizations may save you from severe illness, but they also protect those you love who are more vulnerable."
Barbara Hoffman, DNP, RN, CDE
Tribal Public Health Manager, Suquamish
"Immunizations are just as important as eating healthfully, being physically active or managing stress in helping to prevent disease."
Why get immunized?
Vaccination is one of the best tools we have to protect our health. Safe and effective vaccines are available to protect us from more than 14 harmful diseases, ranging from seasonal flu to measles, hepatitis, and cancer-causing viruses.
Vaccines are safe and effective. All vaccines approved for use in the United States have been extensively tested for safety and effectiveness. Experts at the FDA and CDC review safety data before approving and recommending new vaccines for use. Vaccines are continuously monitored even after they are approved.
Vaccines save lives. Vaccination helps protect us from diseases that can lead to serious illness. The CDC estimates that childhood vaccines save an estimated 4 million lives worldwide each year. By getting immunized, we can protect ourselves and people around us who might be at higher risk for becoming severely ill from a disease.
Vaccines save us time. Vaccines help prevent sick days, giving us more healthy time to live, learn, work, and play.
Vaccines save us money. Routine immunizations are free for children and fully covered for adults by most insurance plans. By getting immunized, we can avoid illnesses that could cause us to miss work or lead to costly medical bills.
Sunny Lang, RN
School Nurse, Kingston
"By getting vaccinated, we can help protect ourselves, each other, and our entire school community."
Sherry Whitley, PharmD
"It is important to stay up to date on routine immunizations to help protect those who cannot protect themselves."
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The Healthy Kitsap campaign was created by Kitsap Public Health District in 2023 to build awareness of the importance of immunization and encourage Kitsap County residents to stay up to date on routine vaccinations.
We all want to make informed healthcare decisions based on information and insights we can trust. Our campaign centers on elevating the voices of diverse local healthcare providers and community leaders who generously volunteered to support this effort. We will also share simple, easy-to-use immunization information and provide links to in-depth resources. You can click here (PDF) to see all the places campaign messages are being shared.