Flu Shots and other recommended vaccines
Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. Flu shots are available at JCHD and at locations throughout the county in the fall of each year. Flu vaccine is usually available from September through the early spring at the health department.
High dose vaccine is available for ages 65 and older while supplies last.
Cash, check, credit or debit cards accepted. Most insurance plans, including Medical Cards and Medicare are accepted.
Immunization schedule for children (0-6) years old
Immunization schedule for adolescents, preteens, and teens (7-18 years old)
- There are several relatively new vaccines for adolescents. We encourage parents to get their adolescents vaccinated with Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and accellular pertussis), meningococcal, and HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccines beginning at age 11 or 12.
Immunization schedule for adults (19 years and older)
- Adults over 60 years-old should be vaccinated for shingles and this vaccine is available at JCHD.
- Who is recommended to get a pneumonia shot?
The above referenced immunization schedules are correct for the general population. Be aware that in some situations, people who are immunocompromised or have other serious health conditions may need to follow different guidelines or be vaccinated more frequently. Spacing of vaccine doses around receipt of blood transfusions, immunglobulins, or chemotherapy agents may also require special consideration.
Does Jackson County Health Department keep a record of my shots?
• Yes, Jackson County Health Department does keep a record of all shots given
• For a copy of your shot record, please contact Jackson County Health Department at 618-684-3143, extension 119.
• To receive your immunization record or your child's immunization record call us at extension 119 or print out and complete this authorization form
When can I get a shot (immunization/vaccine) at Jackson County Health Department and what forms should I complete?
The walk-in immunization clinic hours at Jackson County Health Department are:
For those under age 19, please complete the Patient Vaccines for Children (VFC) form before your first immunization visit.
Bring your immunization record with you every time you come for shots.
How much do shots cost and which methods of payment are accepted?
JCHD provides both private purchase and Vaccines For Children immunizations.
The fee varies depending on the service provided. Please contact the Jackson County Health Department at 618-684-3143, ext. 119, for specific shot fees.
Jackson County Health Department accepts cash, check, credit/debit cards, Medicaid, Medicare Part B (flu and pneumonia shots only), and Part D is accepted (call for more details) and most private insurers.
To ask if your insurance is accepted for vaccination services or if your child is eligible for the VFC (Vaccines For Children) program, please call Jackson County Health Department at 618-684-3143, ext.119.
Am I eligible to be vaccinated at Jackson County Health Department?
Regardless of county of residence, anyone is eligible for vaccination at Jackson County Health Department.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. Find out if your child is eligible for Vaccines for Children (VFC).