Immunizations

Perry County Health Department provides immunizations to both children and adults. 

Parental permission is needed for all children under the age of 18 for them to receive the immunizations. Also, if the child/children have not received all their immunizations from the Perry County Health Department, you will need to bring along the child/children's immunization record and insurance card if applicable. 

The Perry County Health Department currently is contracted with Vaxcare, a company that supplies vaccines and submits the billing to the individual's insurance company. It is the responsibility of the client to understand their insurance coverage regarding vaccinations. There are many different policies out there and their coverage varies. Your insurance company should provide you with a summary of coverage.

Vaxcare is contracted with the following insurance companies and is in the process of increasing the number of insurance companies that they contract with. This does not guarantee that your particular plan covers vaccines, or that you may need to meet a deductable before they are covered. This means that they are in-network with the following:

AARP Secure Horizons
Aetna (no HMO plans)
Anthem (not Medicare Advantage)
BCBS Federal
Cigna
Coventry (not HMO POS or Medicare Advantage plans)
Golden Rule
Great West-CIGNA
First Health (not HMO POS or Medicare Advantage plans)
HealthLink
Humana
Mail Handlers (not HMO POS or Medicare Advantage plans)
Three Rivers
UMR
UMWA
United Healthcare
Medicare Railroad*
Multiplan
Three Rivers
UMR
UMWA
United Healthcare

We also have available vaccines provided by the "Vaccines for Children's Program" which is available to children 18 years and under who are on Medicaid, have no insurance, or underinsured. Underinsured individuals are those who have insurance but does not cover vaccines or certain vaccines. Having a deductable does not qualify as underinsured. 

Immunizations are given on Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. No appointment is needed. A late clinic is held until 6:00 PM on the 1st Monday of each month. We are closed on holidays.

Pneumonia shots are made available year round on immunization days listed above. Flu shots are usually made available in fall of each year. 

For a Recommended Immunization Schedule check out the CDC website or contact the Health Department.

Immunizations are given in accordance with the Missouri Immunization Schedule and in accordance with the Missouri Dept. of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics Red Book, Center For Disease Control (CDC), and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.