About Immunizations

Immunizations allow a person to become protected against a disease through vaccination. Some vaccinations are provided at no or low-cost in Idaho. 


Protecting your child's health and safety is very important to you. That's why most parents choose immunization. Nothing protects babies better from 14 serious childhood diseases. Choose to immunize - it's the powerful defense that's safe, proven, and effective. 

Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood immunizations can wear off over time. You may be at risk for vaccine preventable diseases due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. Your need for immunizations doesn't end when you become an adult. Get immunized to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious disease.

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Immunization reminder information system

The Immunization Program maintains Idaho’s Immunization Reminder Information System (IRIS), a secure health information system containing the names and immunization history of people who have received vaccinations in Idaho. IRIS helps remind patients when immunizations are needed, provides patients with a permanent immunization record to help reduce unnecessary immunizations, and saves healthcare provider's time when requesting patient records. The information in IRIS is available only to authorized healthcare providers, child care providers, and schools.

Participation in IRIS is voluntary and you may opt out at any time by contacting the Idaho Immunization Program at 208-334-5995 and requesting an opt-out form, or by completing the online opt-out form.

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Vaccines & immunizations
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How to get your flu vaccine

The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. There are influenza antiviral drugs that can be used to treat flu illness.

Immunizations are available at a number of locations across Idaho. Immunizations may be available for you at your healthcare provider’s office, your local public health district, and at select pharmacies. Contact your local public health districts or community health center to schedule an immunization. 

How to get your COVID-19 vaccine

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is easy!

  • Use the Vaccine Finder to find more information about vaccine locations, the vaccine brands available, and walk-in or scheduling details.
  • If you have a cell phone, you can text your zip code to 438829 (GETVAX) to have vaccine locations in your area pushed to you. For Spanish, text your zip code to 822862 (VACUNA). You can also contact the national call center at 1-800-232-0233. 
  • Talk to your regular healthcare provider. Find a list of providers in your area to schedule an appointment directly by visiting your local Health District website (see below).