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Immunizations

Kid Getting Vaccinated

​The Pettis County Health Department offers a variety of immunizations to the public. Most health insurance can be billed for immunizations with no cost to you. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, there is a small fee for immunizations.

 

When visiting for shots it is important to bring a copy of your insurance card and also a copy of your shot record. Without a prior shot record it can be difficult to determine what shots you or your child are in need of. When you bring your record we do our best to put it into the state archive system so it will be available should you ever happen to misplace your record.

Immunizations are available by appointment:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 11:30 am 

*Cash/Check accepted. There is a 4% fee when using Credit/Debit ($2 minimum charged)

Available Vaccines

Some of the vaccines that we offer are available in a combination. The Health Department follows the CDC and Vaccine Manufacturers guidelines for vaccine administration indications. There is a nurse available during regular business hours to answer any questions you may have regarding immunizations. 

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Vaccines for Children Program

Vaccines are recommended throughout your child’s life to protect against serious, sometimes deadly diseases.

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides free vaccines to children who qualify.

The VFC program is designed to help protect all children against vaccine-preventable diseases. Unfortunately, many children are not vaccinated because their parents either do not have health insurance or their health insurance does not cover vaccines.

School Immunization Requirements

All students must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization before attending school.

To remain in school, students “in progress” must have an Immunizations In Progress form on file. In progress means that a child has begun the vaccine series and has an appointment for the next dose. This appointment must be kept and an updated record provided to the school. If the appointment is not kept, the child is no longer in progress and is noncompliant. (i.e., Hep B vaccine series was started but the child is not yet eligible to receive the next dose in the series.)

The Pettis County Health Center does not offer parental exemptions for preschool children and religious exemptions for school-aged children at this time. Please contact The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Immunizations. 1.800.219.3224.

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Resources

Below are some great links with additional information regarding vaccines.

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