The health department offers immunizations for childhood diseases. During influenza season, flu shot clinics are held for persons 6 months and over. Adult Tdap is given as a precaution against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. A booster is recommended every 10 years.
The Dunklin County Health Department provides Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program vaccines for ages 18 and under who meet one of the following criteria:
Please note the following changes: Since Oct. 1, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implemented changes to the policy for vaccines provided through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. As of this date, VFC vaccine cannot be used to immunize fully-insured individuals, defined as anyone with insurance that covers the cost of vaccine, even if:
The Dunklin County Health Department can bill most health insurance companies for immunizations through VaxCare. For those insurance clients requesting vaccinations and their carrier is not listed on VaxCare approved list, you will have the opportunity to get the immunization under a self-pay category.