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.

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 are 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 during regular business hours, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. No appointment is needed but it is preferred to be by at least 4:15 to allow time to gather information. A late clinic is held until 6:00 PM on the 1st Monday and 3rd Thursday 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.