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Immunizations

Immunizations for children and adults are offered from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.   Available at your local health department:

Children & Infants
     DtaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - This is a series of 5 injections given
               at 2, 4, 6, 12-18 months and at 4-6 years old.  It is required for entry to
               day care, preschool and Kindergarten.
     Polio (Inactivated Polio) - This is a series of 4 injections given at 2, 4, and 12
               months, then a booster at age 4-6 years old.  It is required for entry to
               day care, preschool and Kindergarten.
     Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae B) - This is a series of either 3 or 4 injections given
               at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months.  It is required for entry to day care or preschool.
     Hepatitis B (This vaccine prevents a fatal liver disease) - This is a series of 3
               injections.  The first given within 12 hours of birth and then at 2 and 6
               months.  It is required for entry to day care, preschool and Kindergarten.
     MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) - This is a series of 2 injections.  These are
               given at 12 months and 4-6 years old.  It is required for day care,
               preschool and Kindergarten.
     Varicella (Chicken Pox Vaccine) - This is a series of 2 injections.  These are
               given at 12 months and 4-6 years old.  It is required for day care,
               preschool and Kindergarten.
     Prevnar (Pneumococcal) - This is a series of 4 injections given at 2, 4, 6 and
               12 months.  It is not required but is highly recommended.
     Rotavirus (This vaccine prevents a serious diarrhea illness).  It is given at 2,
               4, and 6 months.  This vaccine is given as drops in the mouth.  It is not
               required but is highly recommended.
     Hepatitis A (This vaccine prevents a liver disease) - This is a series of 2 injections
               given at 12 months to 18 months.  It is not required but is highly
               recommended.
     For children (age 6 months and up) and adults we offer flu vaccine in the fall
               and winter months.


Teens & Adosescents
     Tdap booster (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine).This protects against
               the whooping cough (Pertussis) disease that spreads easily by coughing.  This
               This vaccine is a booster given at age 10 or 11 with a catch-up dose during
               teenage years.  Only 1 dose is needed at this time.
     Meningococcal - This vaccine protects against the deadly bacterial form of Meningitis.  A
               dose is given initially at age 11 then a second dose is given at 16.  This vaccine
               may be required for college.  It is recommended for ages 11 through college age.
     Gardasil/Cervarix - These vaccines protect against genital warts that can lead to cancer
               later in life.  This is a series of 3 vaccines.  It is now recommended for both males
               and females ages 11-26 years of age.


Pre-College
               Please call and speak to the immunization nurse

Adult Vaccines
     Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) - This protects against the Whooping Cough
               (Pertussis) disease that spreads easily by coughing.  It is strongly recommended for
               all new parents, grandparents and child care providers.  Only 1 dose is needed at
               this time.
     Td booster (Tetanus and Diptheria) - This is recommended for protection against Tetanus
               after an injury if it has been more than 5 years since last injection.  A booster
               is recommended for general protection every 10 years.
     Influenza - It is recommended that any adult get a yearly injection for best
               protection against the flu.  The highest at risk are people with chronic disease
               or over 65 years old.

Appointment:
     No appointment is necessary between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Fees:

  •      Some vaccines have a fee if covered under a insurance policy.  Private insurance companies we can file are: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medcost and United Healthcare.
  •      There are charges for some vaccines in some circumstances, call for more information.
  •      Vaccines required due to a disease outbreak are free


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