Child Immunizations and Free Vaccine Programs
At Hurtt Clinic, our federally qualified health center or FQHC clinic offers child immunizations and free vaccine programs to families in Orange County – regardless of their ability to pay. Our health professionals and pediatricians work with parents to deliver cost-efficient immunizations to children. Each staff member is well trained to deliver compassionate care and help you better understand the importance of child immunizations.
A immunized child avoids the devastating effects of diseases such as hepatitis B, rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and the like – some of which lead to permanent physical disability or death.
Parents are constantly worried about the health and safety of their children. Child immunization is the simplest and most effective way to protect your child against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Vaccination has saved the lives of millions of children across the globe and prevented infectious diseases from spreading. Our low-income clinic offers free vaccine programs that allow uninsured families access to the service. Diseases that vaccines do prevent are:
This crippling and infectious disease is caused by poliovirus. Polio is spread from person-to-person through oral or nasal secretions. It can be avoided with inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) and oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV).
This disease is caused by a contagious virus that spreads through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. In some cases, measles can be deadly for small children. The MMR vaccine prevents this disease.
This is another viral disease that’s preventable with the MMR vaccine. The virus can be transmitted through coughing or sneezing. Mumps can cause brain infection and, in rare cases, brain inflammation.
Also known as German measles, rubella is a mild viral infection that’s common in children. However, this disease can cause fetal death or congenital defects in pregnant women. Protect your child from rubella with the MMR vaccine.
This disease is caused by a virus that attacks an infected person’s liver. This can result in liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, liver failure, or death. The Hepatitis B vaccine prevents this infectious disease.
This contagious respiratory illness can be mild or severe. Serious cases of influenza can lead to hospitalization and death. The flu vaccine can prevent influenza.
Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria causes diphtheria. Advanced stages of this disease can cause problems in the heart, kidneys, or nervous system. It can be prevented through diphtheria and tetanus (DT) vaccines.
Pertussis or whooping cough
The Bordetella pertussis bacteria is the cause of this disease. It is a serious respiratory illness that can be fatal for babies. Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccines prevent whooping cough.
Haemophilus influenzae b (HIB) infections
Severe cases can cause bloodstream infections. Prevent this from happening with an HIB vaccination.
Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria are the cause of this infection. Serious cases of this disease can cause blindness, paralysis, or death. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine prevents pneumococcal infections.
Hurtt Family Health Clinic is known for its high standards in delivering low-cost quality healthcare for all. We want to empower our patients to actively participate in the healthcare of their children and to better understand their development as a result of the services that we provide. To learn more about our health programs and services, browse the website or call Hurtt Family Health Clinic at (714)247-0300. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.