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: $70 for High Dose and Flublok and $32 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 ext. 6-1462.
Quadrivalent Injectable is a flu vaccine with protection against 2 A strains and 2 B strains, available for all persons 6 months and older. We will administer Fluarix and Fluzone in prefilled syringes. They are preservative and latex free.
Flublok is egg free. It is available for persons non-pregnant and 18 years and over that are high risk especially persons 50 to 64 years old. It is Quadrivalent (2A and 2B) and has 3 times the antigen of standard flu vaccine.
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 MCHD since 2011. This year’s high dose has 2 A strains and 2 B strain. 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 is not available at this time. For updated information on FluMist click here.
Other Immunizations are by appointment only. Hours are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 am and 1:30 pm to 5:15 p.m.
- 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. For more information go to: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/years-4-6.html
2021-2022 Kindergarten Preschool
- 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 the 2016-2017 school year, the Meningococcal A, C, W, and Y (MCV4). The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends the Hepatitis A, and 2nd dose of chickenpox, if not administered at an earlier age, and the Human Papillomavirus vaccine to prevent cancers. For more information go to: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/years-4-6.html
2021-2022 7th grade requirements
- High School Seniors/College Freshman: The booster dose of Meningococcal A, C, W, and Y is now a requirement. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends the Hepatitis A vaccine, 2nd dose of chickenpox, and HPV vaccine if not administered at an earlier age. Meningococcal B vaccine is recommended for ages 16 to 23. For more information go to:https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/years-13-18.html
- 2021-2022 Seniors
Children need protection from serious diseases. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html. Immunization (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 ext. 6-1462 or firstname.lastname@example.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.