Immunizations

 

Public Health Services: Immunizations

The Camden County Health Department (CCHD) provides Childhood Immunizations during the regular clinic hours.

Mondays  ……..  1:00 pm   to   3:00 pm.

Tuesday  & Wednesday ……..  8:30 am   to   11:00 am

and from  1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

CLOSED Saturdays and Sundays

and on Federal or State Holidays

There are some changes in our immunization program and we want to update you.

We continue to provide free vaccine through the Vaccines for Children program for clients:

  • who have Medicaid; which includes Missouri Care, Health Care USA and Home State
  • who have no health insurance
  • who are underinsured:  the definition of underinsured includes:

*  has private insurance that does not provide vaccine coverage; or

*  does not cover certain vaccines; or

*  does cover vaccines, but has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines.

Under-insured does not include those with an unmet deductible or who are

unable to pay the deductible.

We are now able to bill most private insurance companies.

If a client is fully insured, we are now able to bill most private insurance companies for most childhood vaccines and certain adult vaccines through the VaxCare Program.

We ask parents/clients to check with their insurance companies before they come for shots.   Also, we are limited in the amount of vaccine we can keep stocked, so please call CCHD ahead of time for availability.

Please note:

Bring a copy of your child’s immunizations when coming for shots.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive immunizations.

To serve you best and reduce waiting times, if there are less than three nurses on duty,

you may be asked to return another day.  Please call ahead on the day you want to come

for immunizations.

If you have further questions, please contact the Camden County Health Department at

573-346-5479.

Thank you.

4-2014

 

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Attention PARENTS  !  

Dear Parents,
With the new school year underway, please remember that as your children are busy learning academic and social skills, they are also exposed to many common bacterial and viral illnesses. There are many safe and effective vaccines available to prevent several of them:
CHICKENPOX / Varicella
It is RECOMMENDED that all children have 2 doses of the vaccine, some age groups are REQUIRED to have 2 doses. In some cases, children may still get chickenpox disease, but generally is a much less severe case.
FLU VACCINE
Flu vaccine is widely available this year and recommended for all children over 6 months old.
MENINGOCCAL DISEASE
Meningitis vaccine is now licensed for children over 2 years old. The vaccine is not required for school or day care attendance but could be a life-saver for your child.
PERTUSSIS / Whooping Cough
Young children get the coverage in the DTaP series. TDaP is required to enter the 8th grade in MO. You can get it for your child anytime after age 10.
HEPATITIS A series
Also not required for school or day care attendance, but is required for food or beverage handler’s in Camden County. It is also recommended for travelers and all children over 1 year of age. Requires 2 doses at least 6 months apart.
As always, handwashing is your child’s best defense against illness. Remind your child often of the importance of washing hands.
Please take a few moments to look over your child’s immunization records and contact your health care provider if any of these are needed.

CHILDREN

All childhood vaccines including DTAP, MMR, Hib, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella (chickenpox), Rotavirus, and Prevnar (pneumonia) along with HPV for young girls are available. Medicaid will be billed for immunizations given to children enrolled in that program.

* Please call ahead if your child is due for immunizations. *

The recommended schedule for children’s  immunizations can be found online at www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations

Chidren  (ages 0-18yrs.) are eligible to receive immunizations at CCHD through the State Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) if they:

* are eligible for Medicaid, or

* have No health insurance, or

are Native American or Alaskan Native.

* The recommended schedule for Children’s immunizations can be found online at :

www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations

Please call if your child is due for immunizations and ask to speak to a nurse. Bring a copy of his/her immunization record when you come.

In addition to childhood vaccines, certain vaccinations are available for adults including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and tetanus boosters. Adults are charged a fee to cover the price of the vaccine and administrative costs. Special clinics for influenza (flu) vaccine are conducted annually, with priority given to the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. For vaccine costs or other information regarding the immunization program, call (573) 346-5479.

PLEASE NOTE:

* To serve you best and reduce  waiting times, if there are less than 3 nurses on duty, you may be asked to return on another day.

Please call on the day you want to come for immunizations and ask to speak to a nurse.

* If a child is 17 years old or younger, he/she MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive  immunizations.

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ADULTS

Adults may also receive vaccinations at the Camden County Health Dept..

MONDAY  thru  THURSDAY    8:30 am  to  3:00 pm

* To serve you best and reduce  waiting times, if there are less than 3 nurses on duty, you may be asked to return on another day.

Please call on the day you want to come for immunizations and ask to speak to a nurse.

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The following Adult immunizations are available:

TD (tetnus/Diptheria)   ……………………   $ 25

TDAP  (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) … $ 35

Hepatitis A  ………………………………………. $ 50 each  (2 shot series)

Hepatitis B  ……………………………………….  $ 50 each  (3 shot series)

Twinrix ( Hep A and Hep B)  ……………..  $ 70 each  (3 shot series)

Pneumovax  ………………………………………  $ 75

Meningococcal  …………………………………..  $ 110

Varicella   ……………………………………………  $ 100

***  Seasonal Influenza vaccine is available in the FALL ….  ( $30 )

MMR  ……………………………………………….  $ 60


Funding for other FREE vaccines for adults changes, so please consult with a nurse about availability.

Currently Td is available for persons without private insurance for wound management.

Tdap is available for persons without private insurance for wound management or for parents / caregivers/ health care workers of infants 12 months or younger.

Information on travel to foreign countries, vaccines needed for travel, (IE.:Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Polio, Japanese Encephalitis) and where the vaccines are available is found at the website :  www.cdc.gov/travel .

CDC Hot line: 1-(800)-232-4636    or  1-800-CDC-INFO

If malaria medication is needed, your doctor can write a prescription to be filled at a pharmacy. WE DO NOT CARRY  yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, cholera or rabies vaccines.   The following clinics may have these available.  An appointment is required so please call ahead as soon as possible as these immunizations may need to be given some weeks before travel to be effective in preventing the disease.

Jefferson City Medical Group                               Westside Public Health Center

1241 W. Stadium Blvd., Div.2200                        660 South Scenic

Jefferson city, Mo  65109                                        Springfield,Mo 65802

Phone:  (573)  635-5264    ext.5141                          (417)    874-1220

PLEASE  NOTE :

* If a child is 17 years old or younger, he/she MUST be accompanied by a parent or gardian to recieve  immunizations.

* To serve you best and reduce  waiting times, if there are less than 3 nurses on duty, you may be asked to return on another day.

Please call on the day you want to come for immunizations and ask to speak to a nurse.

*  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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