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Do you work in a health care setting, school or childcare?
Check that you are vaccinated against or have immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, and chickenpox. If you could be exposed to blood and bodily fluids in the workplace, make certain you receive the hepatitis B vaccine, optimally before completing any training programs.

Not sure if you're immune?
If you had these diseases in the past or don't know your vaccination status, check with your healthcare provider. S/he may be able to give you a blood test to determine whether or not you have immunity.

Does your job require international travel?
If so, you may be at higher risk of exposure to diseases that are no longer common in the United States, such as measles, rubella, diphtheria, and polio. See our travel immunization page for more information about how to protect yourself before going abroad.

Get a seasonal flu vaccine, regardless of your profession.
The flu causes U.S. workers to lose up to 111 million workdays each year. The flu vaccine can help you stay healthy and productive.

Talk to your doctor to find out if you need
additional vaccines to protect you at work or
find a clinic.

Additional immunization resources

Email, fax and phone numbers:

  • LOCAL: Public Health - Seattle & King County
    • Immunization Program: 206-296-4774
    • Vaccine Distribution Program: 206-296-4782
    • Communicable Disease Hotline: 206-296-4949
    • Email: vaccineinfo@kingcounty.gov

  • STATE: Washington State Immunization Program:
    • Main number: 360-236-3595

  • FEDERAL: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    • National Immunization Program e-mail address: nipinfo@cdc.gov
    • Telephone consultation: CDC-INFO Contact Center, staffed 8 am-11pm (EST)
    • English and Spanish: 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
    • CDC Fax Information Service: 1-888-CDC-FAXX (1-888-232-3299)