Immunizations

Each Monday (except holidays), the Carter County Health Center is open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for open clinics.  On Mondays citizens may been seen at the health center and receive needed immunizations without an appointment.

In addition to Monday Open Clinics, these services may be available on other days of the week, but you are requested to call to ensure the needed staff are at the health center to serve you.  Alternate days of operation are: Tuesday-Thursday are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Child & Adolescent Vaccinations

We provide vaccinations to children from birth through age 18 for the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis
  • Haemophilus Influenza Type B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • Polio
  • Rotovirus
  • Seasonal Influenza
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • Varicella

The Carter County Health Center provides Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program vaccines for children age 18 and under who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Uninsured or Medicaid eligible
  • American Indian or Alaskan native
  • Underinsured (have insurance that does not cover vaccines or that caps coverage for vaccines, after the maximum coverage has been reached)

Adult Vaccinations

We provide vaccines for adults for the following diseases:

  • Seasonal Influenza : Regular and High Dose (for individuals over 65)
  • Pneumococcal (pneumonia vaccine-both 13 and 23)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Zostavax (shingles vaccine)
  • Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis

The adult vaccines listed are available for adults and children with insurance, and private pay.  Individuals without insurance are offered the vaccines at our cost.  Please call (573) 323-4413 ext. 0 for an appointment. Flu shots are available each year normally starting in October.

 

For more information on recommended immunizations visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

 

Overseas immunization can be given with a doctor’s order.  For required overseas immunizations check out the CDC website: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Please note the following changes: Beginning Oct. 1, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implemented changes to the policy for vaccines provided through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. As of this date, VFC vaccine cannot be used to immunize fully-insured individuals, defined as anyone with insurance that covers the cost of vaccine, even if:

  • The insurance includes a high deductible or co-pay
  • A claim for the cost of vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance company because the plan’s deductible has not been met
  • Children who have insurance may receive routine immunization from their health care providers, please check with your health care provider.
Photo credit: Albert L. Allen
Photo credit: Albert L. Allen