Health Department

Nursing Services

Kara Dixon, RN, Director of Nursing
Office Phone:  740-472-1677, Ext. 3
Fax: 740-472-2508

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.

As a parent, you may get upset or concerned when you watch your baby get 3 or 4 shots during a doctor’s visit.  But, all of those shots add up to protection for your baby against 14 infectious diseases.  Young babies can get very ill from vaccine-preventable diseases.  This is the case even if your child receives combination vaccines.  Combination vaccines take two or more vaccines that could be given individually and put them into one shot.  Children get the same protection as they do from individual vaccines given separately—but with fewer shots.

Although children continue to get several vaccines up to their second birthday, these vaccines do not overload the immune system.  Every day, your healthy baby’s immune system successfully fights off thousands of antigens – the parts of germs that cause their immune system to respond.  The antigens in vaccines come from weakened or killed germs so they cannot cause serious illness.  Even if your child receives several vaccines in one day, vaccines contain only a tiny amount of antigens compared to the antigens your baby encounters every day.

   


 Regular clinic days are:

Monday through Thursday
9am - 3:30pm


Appointments are preferred
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but we do our best to accommodate all walk-ins at our 
Immunization Clinic's

 

Evening Clinics are also available one day each month (typically a Monday)
             4pm -7pm                 
See dates of the evening clinics below:

2018 Dates

Jan 8 Apr 2 July 2 Oct 1
Feb 5 May 14 Aug 6 Nov 5
Mar 5 June 4 Sept 10 Dec 3

 

 Please bring your child’s shot record and health insurance card.

Effective 1/1/17

Cost

We now accept some private health insurances.  Medicaid is accepted for some services, please present card to nurse.  Cash customers are welcome.  Administration fee is $28 for the first vaccine, then $10 for each additional vaccine plus cost of vaccine if applicable.  Flu vaccine administration $10 plus cost of vaccine. 

Services can not be denied due to inability to pay.

 
Advantages
· We use combination vaccines. Less injections for your baby!
· Vaccine services birth through adults


Ohio's 2018 Birth to 18 Immunization Schedule

immunization schedule 

 Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are information sheets produced by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.  For information on all vaccines please go to http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm.