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Childhood Immunizations

Immunize and give your child the gift of health!

Childhood vaccines (VFC) are provided by the state and purchased in part with federal funding.  It is important for children to stay on schedule because postponing immunizations reduces protection against disease.  A physician’s order is NOT required for immunizations through the Health Department. Parental permission is needed for all children under the age of 18 to receive immunizations.  To ensure your child receives the proper immunizations, it is important that you bring your child’s most recent immunization record.

Adult Immunizations

Every year too many adults become ill, disabled, and die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines.  Everyone from young adults to senior citizens can benefit from immunizations.

Available adult vaccines include:

 Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Td/Tdap)

Gardasil/HPV for girls and women ages 9-26 through a special program

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Influenza (Seasonal)

Polio

Pneumococcal

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B Combination vaccine)

Meningococcal

Zostavax (Shingles)

Travel Vaccines

 Anyone traveling outside the United States is at risk of being exposed to diseases that are uncommon in this country.  For more information about international travel vaccination please visit:

http://www.cdc.gov/travel/content/vaccinations.aspx

Children and adults with health insurance coverage are encouraged to obtain needed vaccinations from their private health care provider.

Immunization Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. excluding holidays.

Fees

A $5.00 fee per visit is charged for children’s immunizations.  Billing is available for those children who are Medicaid eligible. Please call the office at 636-583-7300 for adult vaccine charges.

 For more information about immunizations, please visit:

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm.

  

Lead Testing 

Lead-based paint and lead contaminated dust are the main sources of exposure for lead in U.S. children. Lead-based paints were banned for use in housing in 1978. All houses built before 1978 are likely to contain some lead-based paint. However, it is the deterioration of this paint that causes a problem. All children under the age of 6 years old are at risk because they are growing so rapidly and because they tend to put their hands or other objects, which may be contaminated with lead dust, into their mouths.

Filter paper lead testing for children under the age of six years is available by appointment during regular clinic hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The fee for lead testing is $10.00.  Billing is available to those children who are Medicaid eligible.

 Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood pressure screenings are provided at no charge during regular clinic hours 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Walk-ins welcome.

TB Testing

TB testing is available for school or work requirements or if someone has been identified as a contact to TB disease.  TB testing is available by appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays during regular clinic hours. A follow up appointment will be needed in 48 to 72 hours for the TB test reading. Clinic hours are 9a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  The fee for TB testing is $10.00.

Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy testing is available by appointment during regular clinic hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Temporary Medicaid is provided for pregnant women without health insurance coverage who qualify according to income guidelines. The testing is provided at no charge for those determined eligible for Temporary Medicaid otherwise the charge is $7.00.

STD Screening

Confidential testing is available by appointment for clients requesting to be screened for the following STD’s only; chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV.  Blood (syphilis and HIV) and urine (chlamydia and gonorrhea) specimens are obtained for testing. No physical examinations or assessments are performed.  If other testing is requested or indicated, referrals will be made as appropriate. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The fee for STD screening is $10.00.

Hepatitis C Testing

Hepatitis C testing is available at the Health Department through a special program sponsored by the Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance.  To qualify for this program, clients must have an identified risk factor and be uninsured. Testing is available by appointment Monday through Friday 9 a.m until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The fee for the testing is $25.00.

  

Franklin County Offices  400 E Locust, Union, MO. 63084    hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM