Childhood Immunizations link to children's flu clinics
Vaccines for Teenagers
Foreign Travel Clinic link to back to school immunizations
Influenza (flu) (seasonal)
Adult Immunizations    


Childhood Immunizations

The Vanderburgh County Health Department Immunization Program operates in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Program.  The vaccine is provided by VaxCare and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) VFC (Vaccines for Children) program and follows their standards of eligibility: 

  • Children with private health insurance should use the Vanderburgh County Health Department clinic ONLY if their healthcare provider does not carry shot(s).  
  • Children that have Medicaid, do not have insurance, have insurance that does not cover shots, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native may come to the Vanderburgh County Health Department.
  • Appointments are required; please call ahead.
  • No income screening; coordinated with day care and school guidelines.
  • All immunizations given according to CDC guidelines
    • It is the parent's responsibility to know their insurance coverage for their child's shots.
    • Bring insurance card(s) with you.
    • Bring shot records.

An $8.00 administration fee per vaccine payable by cash or personal check at the time of visit is charged for vaccines administered to uninsured and underinsured children.  Children will not be denied services due to the inability to pay the administration fee.

IMPORTANT:   Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian or another adult over 18 years of age WITH a letter signed by the parent or legal guardian, naming the adult and child, and giving the adult permission to bring in the child.
A complete shot record showing all  immunizations received since birth is REQUIRED and MUST BE BROUGHT for each child to be vaccinated.
Children should wear short sleeves, eat before coming to the clinic, and be prepared to stay up to one (1) hour.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

      
Services by appointment only.  Please call to schedule appointment: 812-435-5997

For additional information about immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases, please visit:
www.cdc.gov/vaccines 


Vaccines for Teenagers

TEENS NEED SHOTS TOO!

Teens with private health insurance should use the Vanderburgh County Health Department clinic ONLY if their healthcare provider does not carry shots.  Teens that have Medicaid, do not have insurance, have insurance that does not cover shots, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native may get shots through the Vanderburgh County Health Department--call 812-435-5997.

To avoid the back-to-school rush, parents/guardians should call their healthcare provider EARLY to schedule appointments for shots or physical exams. 
When scheduling the physical exam, please ask if your teen will be receiving shots with the exam.
If you bring your teen to the health department for shots, teens are not required to have a physical exam before receiving shots, so they can get the shots at any time.  

Your teen may need the following shots:

1 Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Acellular Pertussis)
2 Meningococcal Conjugate (Meningitis Vaccine)
1 Flu Shot (Every fall)
2nd Varicella (Chickenpox)
2nd MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
2 Hepatitis A
3 Hepatitis B
3 HPV
1 pneumococcal conjugate (For teens 18 or older who smoke, or have asthma or other chronic health conditions - call 435-5997 for details.)

To Check Your Teen's Immunization Status
Talk to your Healthcare Provider
or
Vanderburgh County Health Department
(812) 435-5997 

     
 Services by appointment only.  Please call to schedule appointment:    812-435-5997


An $8.00 administration fee per vaccine
 payable by cash or personal check at the time of visit is charged for vaccines administered to uninsured and underinsured children.  Children will not be denied services due to the inability to pay the administration fee.

IMPORTANT:   Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian or another adult over 18 years of age WITH a letter signed by the parent or legal guardian, naming the adult and child, and giving the adult permission to bring in the child.
A complete shot record showing all  immunizations received since birth is REQUIRED and MUST BE BROUGHT for each child to be vaccinated.
Children should wear short sleeves, eat before coming to the clinic, and be prepared to stay up to one (1) hour.


 

 Helpful Hints for Locating Immunization (Shot) Records:

This step is very important because the VCHD can only count vaccine dates for which you have a written record.

  1. Call all secondary schools (i.e. high school) you last attended and request your shot records.  They may be located with your academic record, or stored in the nurse’s office or in the main school corporation building.
  2. Ask your parents and/or look through you and your siblings' baby books, receipts, other papers that may be stored in family records for the names and dates of shots. 
  3. Call all previous healthcare providers, employers and local health departments of counties in which you have lived and ask them to look you up in their registry.

Other hints can be found at : http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3065.pdf

 


 Child Influenza (flu) Vaccine

The influenza vaccine is given from fall to spring to infants and children ages six months through and including eighteen years of age.  Children with private health insurance for vaccines should check with their health care provider first before coming to the Vanderburgh County Health Department.  Children that have Medicaid, do not have insurance, have insurance that does not cover vaccines, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native may come to the Vanderburgh County Health Department. 
Contact phone: 812-435-5997

CHILD 2014 seasonal flu vaccine is now available
at the Vanderburgh County Health Department.

      
 Services by appointment only.  Please call to schedule appointment:    (812) 435-5997

 

An $8.00 administration fee per vaccine payable by cash or personal check at the time of visit is charged for vaccines administered to uninsured and underinsured children.  Children will not be denied services due to the inability to pay the administration fee.

IMPORTANT:   Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian or another adult over 18 years of age WITH a letter signed by the parent or legal guardian, naming the adult and child, and giving the adult permission to bring in the child.
A complete shot record showing all  immunizations received since birth is REQUIRED and MUST BE BROUGHT for each child to be vaccinated.
Children should wear short sleeves, eat before coming to the clinic, and be prepared to stay up to one (1) hour.

Adult flu vaccines are not available at the Vanderburgh County Health Department. 
Please call your health care provider or neighborhood pharmacy for the vaccine.

For additional information about the recommendations for influenza and pneumonia vaccines,
please visit:
www.cdc.gov

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS:

Other local sites where vaccinations may be available 
Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry (CHIRP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Vaccines and Immunizations

 

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