To protect children against contagious diseases, Arizona State Law A.R.S. 15-872 requires immunization of all school children. The Arizona Department of Health Services requires children to be immunized against DTaP/DTP, polio, MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). Students entering 6th through 11th grade who are 11 years and older must have the meningococcal vaccination and the Tdap. In the case of an outbreak of communicable immunization-preventable diseases, children without proof of immunizations will be excluded from school. The immunization record must be submitted prior to attendance, although a child may be conditionally enrolled, provided that necessary immunizations have been initiated and a schedule has been established for completion of the required immunizations.
Free Immunizations at the Valencia Newcomer School
If your child is uninsured, on AHCCCS, or Native American, you can come to the Alhambra Vaccines for Children Clinic located at Valencia Newcomer school, 3208 W. Maryland Avenue for free vaccines. Please note - students with private insurance or KidsCare cannot receive vaccines at the Alhambra Immunization Clinic but can visit their primary care doctor or one of the Maricopa County Clinics listed below. A parent or legal guardian MUST bring the child. Please bring your child’s immunization record, and insurance information if you have it.
Please call 602-336-2288 to schedule an appointment.
Summer Hours at the Alhambra Family Resource Center
During the summer, walk-in hours at the Alhambra Family Resource Center are on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (except for July 4). Appointments can be scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays by calling 602.242.5828.
Other Immunization Locations
Immunizations are also available at the Maricopa County Department of Health Clinic located at 1645 E. Roosevelt Street in Phoenix, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; or at 1850 N. 95th Avenue, Suite #184, in Phoenix, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.