Immunizations

Immunizations are by appointment only! Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with lunch from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. with lunch from 11:15a.m.-1:30p.m.

Call 419-586-3251 ext 1270 to schedule an appointment!!

  • Kindergarteners are required to have the following vaccines: The 5th Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, the 4th polio, the 2nd Measles Mumps Rubella, and the 2nd chickenpox vaccine.  Children can receive these vaccines any time after their fourth birthday.
  •  Preschoolers do not need any extra vaccines, but they are required to be up to date on immunizations. An up to date preschooler has the following vaccines: 4 Dtaps, 3 Polios, 1 MMR, 1 chickenpox vaccine, along with 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A, 3-4 Haemophilus vaccines and a yearly influenza vaccine. Each individual child’s immunization history should be reviewed.
  • 7th graders are required to have a Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. As of this coming 2016-2017 school year, the Meningococcal A, C, W and Y vaccine known as Menactra or Menveo is also a requirement.
  • High School Seniors/College Freshman (OR Adolescents, 11-18 years) as of this coming 2016-2017 school year, the Meningococcal A, C, W and Y vaccine known as Menactra or Menveo is a requirement. Other recommended vaccines are: Hepatitis A, Human Papillomavirus Vaccine and the 2nd dose of chickenpox.

Children need protection from serious diseases.  Immunizations (vaccination) is a way of creating immunity to certain diseases.  The risks of vaccinations are extremely small compared with the health risks and diseases that can occur if not immunized. Bring your child’s current vaccination record with you. Children must have a parent accompany them, or bring signed screening/consent form (signed by a parent or guardian). Medicaid / Medicare is accepted. For more information about child or adult immunizations, contact the Mercer County Health District at (419) 586-3251 X 1270 or healthoffice@mchdohio.org. We are contracted with many insurance carriers and will bill as a courtesy. Please have your insurance cards available – login to your insurance company’s website to determine your individual coverage. Federal or State provided vaccines will not be denied to children 18 and under due to inability to pay.

If you travel outside of the United States you may need additional vaccines. Consult your physician or Health Department about recommended and/or required vaccines.

Information about your Flu Vaccination

All contracted Private Insurance, Medicaid and Medicare can be billed. Please bring all insurance cards. For adults not wishing insurance to be billed, a pay at the time of service discount will be offered as follows: $50 for High Dose & $30 for Quadrivalent Flu Shot. Cash or check will be accepted. Clients 6 months through 18 years will not be denied because of inability to pay. For more information or to schedule an appointment call: (419) 586-3251 x1270.

Vaccine Information Sheet Injectable Flu 

Quadrivalent Injectable is a vaccine for 3 year olds and up with protection against 2 A strains and 2 B strains. Manufacturer is GlaxoSmithKline (Preservative Free & No Latex!) 

High Dose Fluzone is a vaccine for 65 year olds and over. High Dose has more antigen in the vaccine and studies indicated a higher antibody response has decreased disease. High Dose has been given at the MCCCHD since 2011. This year’s high dose has 2 A strains and 1 B strain. Manufacturer is Sanofi Pasteur  (Preservative Free & No Latex!)

Pediatric Injectable for 6 months to 35 months will be 2 A strains and 2 B strains this year. Manufacturer is Sanofi Pasteur  (Preservative Free & No Latex!)

All children 8 years old and younger who have not had two flu vaccine in the past will need 2 vaccines at least 4 weeks apart.

FluMist will not be available for the 2016-2017 flu season for more information see this <media release>. 

 

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