Washington County Public Health

Immunizations are for everyone!

"If you want to know the value of vaccines, just spend some time in a clinic in Africa.  The faces of the mothers and fathers say it all: vaccines prevent illness and save lives."  Seth Berkley

 

Clinics

Iowa Immunization Requirements

Child
(ages 0 - 6 yrs)

Adolescent
(ages 11 and up)

Adult

Foreign Travel

Immunization Clinics

 

Iowa Immunization Requirements

Iowa Code, Chapter 139a.8 (6) and Iowa Administrative Code, 641-7.7(139) outline the immunization requirement for students attending licensed child care centers and elementary or secondary schools. Iowa Law requires that students shall have received the required immunizations and submit the Iowa Department of Public Health Certificate of Immunization or have a valid Certificate of Immunization Exemption, or a Provisional Certificate of Immunization.

 

Immunizations for Children (ages 0 - 6 yrs)

Regular childhood vaccines are available for children who are eligible through the VFC (Vaccines for Children) program. These vaccines are available at no charge. VFC eligible children are 0-18 years of age who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Uninsured (have no insurance)
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Underinsured (have health care coverage but the benefit plan does not include coverage for immunizations)

 

Immunizations for Adolescents (ages 11 and up)

Adolescents need to continue their immunization series and receive booster doses of vaccines for ongoing protection (immunity) against diseases. New vaccines have recently become available and are recommended for all adolescents. Immunizations have the potential to protect not only the health of adolescents but their friends, families, and communities. Below are the common shots recommended for adolescents:

Vaccination Details
Tdap REQUIRED - 7th Grade
Meningitis REQUIRED - 7th grade and 12th grade
Meningitis B Recommended
Varicella REQUIRED
Hepatitis A Recommended

Eligibility:

Regular childhood vaccines are available for children who are eligible through the VFC (Vaccines for Children) program. These vaccines are available at no charge. VFC eligible children are 0-18 years of age who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Uninsured (have no insurance)
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Underinsured (have health care coverage but the benefit plan does not include coverage for immunizations)
 

Adult Immunizations

The following adult vaccines are available at Washington County Public Health:

  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus/Tdap

Please contact Washington County Public Health at 319-653-7758 or 800-655-7758 ext.101 for more information.

 

Immunizations for Foreign Travel

Additional information regarding immunizations needed prior to foreign travel is listed below.

For more information about Iowa Immunization Requirements

Washington County Public Health is here to answer your questions or to help you schedule an appointment.

Call
319-653-7758 or 1-800-655-7758
ext. 113


Immunization Clinics

Washington County Public Health has immunization clinics scheduled throughout the year.