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2109 Sumner Avenue
Aberdeen, WA
USA

(360) 532-8631

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Vaccines

Grays Harbor County Public Health & Social Services Department

Home > Vaccines

Vaccines are a type of medicine that prevent a person from getting sick.

Some vaccines are given by poking a needle into the skin (these type of vaccines are called "shots"), some vaccines are sprayed into the nose (like some types of flu vaccines), and some vaccines are eaten (like the Rotavirus vaccine).

Vaccines are a safe and effective way to keep you, your family, and your community healthy.

Vaccines recommended for children age 0-6

Vaccines recommended for preteens and teens age 7-18

Vaccines recommended for adults

Vaccine Clinic

The Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department's clinic gives some vaccines to adults, but not to children.  We would be happy to help you find a health care provider that gives vaccines to children.

Call (360) 532-8631 to get more information.

Vaccine Records

The Washington State Department of Health provides parents and guardians access to their family members' immunization records at MyIR.net. Go to MyIR.net or call (866) 397-0337 to begin the registration process.

Childhood Vaccine Program

The Washington State Childhood Vaccine Program provides vaccine to all kids less than 19 years of age in Washington. The program uses a combination of federal and state funds to purchase vaccines and distributes them to health care providers.  If you are a health care provider interested in participating in this program, email the Washington State Department of Health at wachildhoodvaccines@doh.wa.gov.

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Youth suicide prevention

Grays Harbor County Public Health & Social Services Department

Home > Youth suicide prevention

Our community is concerned about youth suicide. 

If you think someone is at risk of suicide, ask for help.  If someone is harming him/herself right now, call 911.


Warning signs that a youth (up to age 24) is at risk of suicide include:

  1. Talking about or making plans for suicide
  2. Expressing hopelessness about the future
  3. Displaying severe/overwhelming emotional pain or distress
  4. Showing worrisome behavior, particularly in the presence of the warning signs above.  Specifically, this includes significant:
  • withdrawal from or change in social connections or situations
  • changes in sleep (increased or decreased)
  • anger or hostility that seems out of character or out of context
  • recent increased agitation or irritability

(These warning signs apply to youth; warning signs that an adult (age 25+) is at risk are here.)


Show, Ask, Get help (SAG)

  • Show you care.  Take any threat or talk about suicide seriously.  Start by telling the person you are concerned.
    • I am worried about you because _____________.  I want to help.
  • Ask the question.  Don't be afraid to ask if he or she is thinking about suicide or has a plan or method in mind.
    • Are you thinking about suicide?
  • Get help.  Resist the temptation to "argue them out it."  Instead, seek professional help and do not leave them alone.
    • You are not alone.  Let me help you find help.

Resources

 Tips for parents for talking with their children about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and suicide (.pdf)

Tips for parents for talking with their children about the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" and suicide (.pdf)

 Warning signs of suicide (.pdf)

Warning signs of suicide (.pdf)

 How to support youth after a suicide (.pdf)

How to support youth after a suicide (.pdf)

 Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan (.pdf)

Washington State Suicide Prevention Plan (.pdf)

 Self-Injury Surveillance Report, Grays Harbor County (.pdf)

Self-Injury Surveillance Report, Grays Harbor County (.pdf)

 Washington State's Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention (.pdf)

Washington State's Plan for Youth Suicide Prevention (.pdf)

 Recommendations for reporting on suicide (.pdf)

Recommendations for reporting on suicide (.pdf)

Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

Grays Harbor County Public Health & Social Services Department

Home > Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD)

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Every child deserves healthy teeth.

The Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program - ABCD - puts young children on a lifelong path to good oral health.  ABCD connects low-income families with dentists who know how to care for young kids, preventing tooth decay early and educating parents about how to take good care of their children's teeth.


Parents

What does ABCD do?

  • Helps you find a dentist
  • Keeps baby teeth healthy
  • Easy exams

Providers

ABCD dentists provide quality care and treatment to eligible children and receive enhanced fees through Medicaid for providing certain preventative and restorative procedures.

Become an ABCD provider

  • Attend a training - it can be arranged in your own office
  • The University of Washington, the Health Care Authority, and the local ABCD office will issue you a certification

Partners

Help us spread the word about the importance of good oral health in early childhood.  Refer any Apple Health (Medicaid) families with young children to us to get enrolled.

Refer children to ABCD

  • Hand out our program information
  • Submit a referral form and we will contact your client

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Grays Harbor County Public Health & Social Services Department

Home > Children with Special Health Care Needs

The program offers assistance to children who are:

  • Under 18 years of age, and

  • Have a condition which may prevent them from growing, developing, or playing like other children, or

  • Have a condition that places them at risk for being disabled.

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The program can help families with:

  • Information on childhood issues like eating and nutrition, growth and development, and behavior.

  • Information about your child's medical condition.

  • Identifying programs that might assist your child.

  • Locating and securing financial assistance that you may be eligible for.

  • Scheduling appointments and arranging transportation.

For more information about the Children with Special Health Care Needs program, visit the Washington State Department of Health's Children with Special Health Care Needs web page.