Immunizations are important for infants, children, teens and adults!
Immunizations for Infants, Children, and Teens
Public Health accepts most insurance for vaccines, which are now routinely covered under the Afforable Care Act. Uninsured children 18 years and younger are eligible for vaccines under the Federal "Vaccine for Children" program. Vaccine is provided at no cost to parents under this program. An administration fee of $17 per vaccine is requested to cover our local expenses. Immunization records are required for administration of vaccines to children, so remember to bring your copy of these records to your appointment.
- Hepatitis B - Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B, a highly infectious virus that attacks the liver. The vaccine is given in three doses over six months for adults and children.
- Hepatitis A - Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A, another infectious virus that attacks the liver. The vaccine is given in two doses over six months.
- DTaP - Combined vaccine to prevent Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). This vaccine is given in five doses beginning at two months of age.
- Hib - Vaccine to prevent Haemophilus b disease, a leading cause of meningitis (an infection of the brain or covering of the brain and spinal cord). This vaccine is given in three or four doses beginning at two months of age.
- PCV - Vaccine to prevent bacterial Pneumococcal infections, such as meningitis and blood infections. It can also prevent some ear infections. This vaccine is given in four doses beginning at two months of age.
- IPV - Vaccine to prevent Polio. This inactivated vaccine is given in four doses beginning at two months of age
- MMR - Combined vaccine to prevent Measles, Mumps and Rubella. This vaccine is given in two doses beginning at age one year.
- Var - Vaccine to prevent Varicella Zoster or Chickenpox. This vaccine is given in two doses beginning at age one year.
- MCV4 - Vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis, now recommended for children at 11-12 years of age. One or two doses may be needed based on age of first dose.
- Tdap - a booster vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis required for entry into the 7th grade. One dose is recommended for all adults to protect infants, the most vulnerable group for complications arising from Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- HPV - an inactivated vaccine which protects against 4 major types of Human Papillomavirus, the major cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. This vaccine is recommended at 11-12 years of age for females and males, given in three doses over six months.
For complete vaccine information and current Schedules of Immunization, please visit the links listed below.
Last updated 5/23/2013 9:03:59 AM by McKillip, Kerry