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Redmond Regional Medical Center

Immunization Center

General Overview

Also known as vaccination, immunization is the process or procedure by which a subject (person, animal, or plant) is rendered immune, or resistant to a specific disease.

More about vaccines

Special Topics


A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer?

Gardasil™ has been approved for use by females aged 9-26. Studies show that the vaccine offers protection against HPV types 16 and 18, which cause 70% of cervical cancers.

Immunization guidelines for older adults

Older adults are particularly susceptible to some of the infections that can be prevented by vaccination.


Immunization guidelines for children

Childhood vaccines are generally very safe. In the United States, vaccines have resulted in record-low levels of certain childhood diseases.


parachute travel thumb Visit a travel clinic before going abroad

Travel health clinics provide an essential service to those bound for foreign destinations—whether you need inoculations before your trip, antibiotics to take along with you, or follow-up care after your return. So, if your vacation checklist includes a passport, don’t leave home without visiting a travel health clinic.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Immunization Action Coalition

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