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The Public Health Department is actively responding to COVID-19. At the same time, we continue to provide essential services in the safest way possible, including telephone or remote appointments (through your mobile phone or computer) and in-person visits when needed. 

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Shots for School

Who can use this service?

California schools require immunization records for new K-12 students and all students advancing to 7th grade. Shots are available for MediCal-eligible or uninsured children at the Public Health Department.  If you are unsure about whether you qualify, please call (805) 781-5500.  Those with private insurance should see their pediatrician or pharmacist.

What is the process?

Step 1: Determine which vaccinations you need

Students Admitted at Ages 4-6 years Need These Immunizations:

  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) —5 doses

  • Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses

  • Hepatitis B—3 doses

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—2 doses

  • Varicella (Chickenpox)—1 dose


Students Admitted at Ages 7-17 Years Need These Immunizations:

  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—4 doses 

  • Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose (2 doses required at 7th grade)

  • Varicella (chickenpox) —1 dose (ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria,and Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose on or after the 7th birthday


For more detail and to determine the ones you need, check out the CDC's recommended vaccine schedule or

Step 2: Call for an Appointment

Contact our office at (805) 781-5500 to schedule an appointment.  Let them know which vaccines you'll need.

Is there a charge for this service?

The total cost for your visit is the vaccine fee plus the office visit fee. Some vaccinations require multiple doses. See a full list of vaccine fees

You may be eligible for no-cost services with Medi-Cal, CenCal, Medicare, or the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program

Payment is due at time of visit. We accept cash, check, debit/credit cards (except American Express), Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield PPO. Many travel vaccines are not covered by insurance. Fees are subject to change as our cost for vaccine can change at any time. 

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Public Health Department

Monday - Friday 8-5

2191 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5500

Grover Beach Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

286 South 16th Street Grover Beach, CA 93433

Tel: (805) 473-7050

Fax: (805) 474-7473

Paso Robles Office

Monday - Friday 8-5

723 Walnut Drive Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3050

Fax: (805) 237-3057

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