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Dubois County Health Dept. Immunizations - (812) 481-7056
Clinic Hours:  Monday - Friday   8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Health DeptPHN NurseClerk/RegistrarEnvironmental HealthWIC Program Immunization

    The Dubois County Health Department Immunization Program operates in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).  The vaccine is provided by VaxCare and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccines for Children (VFC) program and follows standards of eligibility.
  • VaxCare – Ability to bill some private insurance companies for vaccinations.  The DCHD will verify coverage before vaccines are given. 
•    Parents need to bring in the insurance card(s).
•    Bring in shot record.
•    It is the parent’s/person’s responsibility to know their insurance coverage.
  • VFC – Children who have Medicaid, do not have insurance coverage, have insurance but does not include immunization/preventative coverage to cover shots or are American Indian or Alaskan Native may receive VFC vaccine.  The charge is $8.00 per administration.
  • Appointments are necessary to ensure availability of staffing, however walk-ins are accepted, please call ahead.
  • All immunizations are given according to CDC guidelines.


Childhood Immunizations:

See following link for Childhood Immunization Schedule:   http://www.immunize.org/cdc/schedules/

Vaccines for Teenagers:   TEENS NEED SHOTS TOO!

All children ages 11-18 years are required to have the following vaccines.

1 Tdap (Tetanus Diptheria Acellular Pertussis)
1 Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate)
2nd Varicella (Chickenpox) if no documented disease

Recommended Vaccines for Teens
Hepatitis A vaccine – 2 dose series 6 months apart
HPV (Gardasil) – 3 shot series – 1 – 2nd in 2 months – 3rd  a minimum of six months from first
Influenza vaccine – every Fall

IMPORTANT: Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
                         Children may also be accompanied by another adult, over 18 years of age with a
                         signed note.  


Adult Immunizations:

Tdap vaccine  - All adults should receive an updated Tdap vaccination.  The vaccine protects against Whooping cough and is also a tetanus vaccine.  Tetanus vaccine should be updated a minimum of every ten (10) years. 
Influenza vaccine  - is recommended for every adult each year.  Influenza clinics are held every Fall as a walk-in basis.  The hours of the clinic are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and beginning 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The dates of the clinic will be announced via media sources as vaccine becomes available.
Pneumonia vaccine  - is recommended for adults over age 65, or patients who have chronic health issues.  Please contact your physician for their recommendation.
Shingles (Zostavax) vaccine - is recommended for adults 50 years old and older who have had the chickenpox illness as a child.  Please contact your physician for their recommendations.  An order for your physician is required to be vaccinated.


Foreign Travel
The Dubois County Immunization Program operates a foreign travel clinic and is a licensed yellow fever vaccination center.  Patients are issued an International Certificate of Vaccination.  The clinic follows vaccination recommendations from the CDC.  All travel consultations/appointments are given the following information for their safety. 

  •     Safe food and water consumption
  •     Malaria prevention and insect repellents
  •     Traveling with children or while pregnant
  •     General travel safety issues
  •     Tuberculosis testing and recommendations

Fees are based on vaccines given and are provided by appointment only.  Fees are payable by cash, check, credit or debit.  A convenience fee equal to 3% of the total will be charged for using the credit/debit card at the time of service.  There will be a $1.50 flat fee for all transactions from $0.01 to $50.00 instead of the 3%.

    

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