UCHD, Protecting Your Health.

 

Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:37

Childhood Immunization Clinic

About Our Child Immunization Clinic

The Union County Health Department is committed to providing immunization services to all children birth through 18 years of age. Our childhood immunization clinic is by appointment only. Children 11 years and older can also be immunized during our Adult Clinic by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 - 9 am and 3 - 4 pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 8 - 9 am. 

To make an appointment, please call 937-642-2053. We will need your child's shot record to be able to provide vaccinations.

 

Shots Available at Child Immunization Clinic

DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
Hep B (Hepatitis B)
Hep A (Hepatitis A)
HIB (Haemophilus Influenza)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Influenza (Flu)
Meningitis
MMR (Measle, Mumps, and Rubella)
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)
Polio
Rotavirus
Varicella (Chickenpox)

We offer combination vaccines to reduce the number of shots your child needs.

 

Cost for Immunizations

Cost for child immunizations varies depending on vaccine needed, the child's insurance status, and the family's financial situation. We do offer vaccines through the "Vaccines for Children" (VFC) program. The VFC program allows us to provide required vaccines for free or at reduced cost for children who are uninsured, under-insured or covered by any medicaid insurance.  We accept most private insurance plans. A sliding fee scale is available to those without insurance and no child is turned away for inability to pay for vaccinations.

 

Days and Times for Child Immunization Clinic (By Appointment Only)

Day Clinic - Union County Health Department

Second, Fourth and Fifth Tuesday of each month*
9am - 3:30pm (by appointment only, call 937-642-2053)

Evening Clinic - Union County Health Department

First and Third Tuesday of each month*
4 - 6pm (by appointment only, call 937-642-2053)

Richwood Clinic - Northern Union County Fire Department, 602 N. Franklin Street, Richwood, Ohio

Fourth Thursday of each month* 
9am - 11am (by appointment only, call 937- 642-2053)

*Clinics are closed if the day of the week/month falls on a holdiay. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

 

Back to School Immunizations

Recommended child and teen immunizations are available year round. However, the Union County Health Department is offering Back to School Shot clinics at Fairbanks, Marysville and North Union schools. Shots are by appointment. Please call 937-645-2052 for an appointment. Click here to learn more about back to school shot clinics and recommended immunizations for school entry. 

 

icon Notice of Privacy Practices

 

Published in Clinics
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:18

Immunizations

The Union County Health Department offers vaccinations for both children and adults. Fees vary for services and Medicaid, CareSource and Molina will cover the cost of many of these services. We also accept most private insurances. No one is turned away for inability to pay. Click on the links below to access information on the various clinics we offer to help meet your vaccination needs.

Adult Health Services Clinic (for ages 11 and older)

Childhood Immunization Clinic

Published in Health
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:12

Prevnar

Content.

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:12

Hib

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:12

Rotovirus

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:11

Polio

Content.

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:11

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

 

Measles

 

Mumps

Currently, Franklin and Delaware Counties are experiencing a community-wide outbreak of mumps. First declared as an outbreak at The Ohio State University, there are now more than 150  cases in central Ohio. Additionally, the Union County Health Department is currently investigating suspect cases of mumps within Union County. In light of this increase in mumps, the Union County Health Department is urging residents to: 

Be up to date on your MMR vaccine
     - 2 doses are recommended for children (one dose at age 12-15 months and a second dose at age 4-6 years)
     - Adults born during or after 1957 should have had one dose
     - Adults born before 1957 are likely considered immune to mumps
     - Adults at higher risk, such as university students, health care personnel, and international traverlers, and persons with potential exposure to a mumps outbreak should have two doses or other proof of immunity to mumps
Stay home when sick
Wash hands frequently
Cover coughs and sneezes

MMR vaccine is available at the Union County Department. If you have any questions about mumps, or to get an MMR vaccination please call us at (937) 642-0801.

 

Rubella

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:10

HPV Vaccine (Human Papillomavirus)

Why vaccinate against HPV
The HPV vaccine protects adolescents and young adults from cancer. The HPV vaccine protects the body against the 4 types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which are commonly linked to several types of cancer and warts in both males and females. Vaccinating now can protect our tweens, teens, and young adults from cancer later in life. 

Who to vaccinate
HPV vaccine is most effective when given to boys and girls between age 11-12. Administering the vaccine at this age is proven to build a strong immune response which will protect the child from cancer as they get older. However, if  the vaccine was not given at age 11-12, the vaccine is still recommended and can provide important cancer protection if given before age 27.

How can I get vaccinated
The HPV immunization consists of three shots given over a six month period:
• first dose
• second dose 2 months after first dose
• third dose 6 months after first dose

Since the Affordable Care Act now requires all new private insurance plans to cover HPV vaccination for the recommended age group without consumer cost sharing, individuals with private insurance may find it cost effective to receive HPV vaccination at your pediatrician’s office, doctor’s offices, or a quick care clinic (like those at drug stores and grocery stores). Many of these locations offer HPV vaccination and accept private insurance. 

For those without insurance or who have Medicaid, CareSource, or Molina, the Union County Health Department offers HPV vaccination for free or significantly reduced cost ($30 or less). Individuals ages 12 -26 can get an HPV vaccination with an appointment at the Union County Health Department during Adulth Health Clinic hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. and Thursdays and Friday from 8-9 a.m. Individuals ages 11-18 can also make an appointment for HPV vaccination during the childhood immunization clinic. Please call 937-642-2053 to make an appointment or to learn more.

The Union County Health Department can provide HPV vaccination at a discounted cost for individuals with private insurance, but we are not able to bill your insurance. We can provide a receipt for vaccination which you may be able to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance provider.

Cost
The Union County Health Department offers HPV for free or significantly reduced cost ($30 or less) for individuals who are uninsured, under-insured or with Medicaid, CareSource or Molina. We do not accept private insurance for our immunization clinic, but we do offer a sliding fee scale to those without insurance and no child is turned away for inability to pay.

Since the Affordable Care Act now requires all new private insurance plans to cover HPV vaccination for the recommended age group without consumer cost sharing, HPV vaccination should be free if you have private insurance. Please check with your insurance carrier for details about your plan and HPV vaccination.

What is HPV
HPV or Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Over 40 types of HPV virus can infect both men and women in the following regions:

• the skin of the penis,
• vulva (area outside the vagina),
• anus,
• linings of the vagina, cervix, and rectum,
• lining of the mouth and throat.

HPV infections can manifest as cancer and/or warts in any of these regions.

What is the Impact of HPV
Cervical cancer: About 12,000 women in the U.S. get cervical cancer each year.
Other cancers that can be caused by HPV, including some vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers: Each year in the U.S., HPV is thought to cause an estimated
• 2,100 vulvar cancers,
• 500 vaginal cancers,
• 600 penile cancers,
• 2,800 anal cancers in women,
• 1,500 anal cancers in men,
• 1,700 oropharyngeal cancers in women,* and
• 6,700 oropharyngeal cancers in men.*
Genital warts: About 360,000 persons in the U.S. get genital warts each year.

Who is at risk for HPV
Approximately 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV. About 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually-active men and women will get at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives.

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:09

Hepatitis

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

 

 

Published in Vaccines Offered
Thursday, 25 August 2011 03:09

Chickenpox

Published in Vaccines Offered
Page 1 of 2