The goal of the DCMH Immunization Clinic is to protect people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases by:
- Preventing disease and promoting a healthy community through community engagement, education and partnerships.
- Improving the health of our community through vaccinations to reduce illness, disability, and death from vaccine-preventable infections.
- Ensuring that our community has access to lifesaving vaccines
- Raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations
- Increasing the community’s understanding of the benefits of vaccines
Immunization Clinic is by appointment only.
The DCMH Immunization Clinic is available to everyone in Decatur County and our surrounding counties in need of vaccinations from infants to adults. There is no requirement for residency in Decatur County in order to receive any vaccine. We offer all childhood and adult vaccines. We also work with a federal program called “Vaccines for Children” (VFC). Through VFC we are able to provide childhood recommended vaccinations to children younger than 19 who do not have insurance or are under-insured, with vaccinations free of charge. We also provide vaccinations to insured children and adults and are able to bill insurances. Please bring insurance cards (if applicable) and immunization records (if you have them). We will look in the state registry, CHIRP, to determine what you or your child needs per recommended guidelines.
Please Read – *New* in 2020 is the requirement of two doses of Hepatitis A for all students. Hepatitis A vaccination was not part of routine childhood vaccination schedules until 1999 (now done prior to age 2). Many of our middle school and high school students are lacking one or both of the two dose series. Students beginning kindergarten, sixth grade, and seniors have immunizations due at these milestones, in addition to the students who still need Hepatitis A vaccinations.
Want to view the recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 7 through 18 Years? Please click the link below to visit the CDC website.