Many childhood diseases can be prevented with immunizations! Immunization clinics are:
Tuesday Walk-Ins: 8:30 AMto 11:20AM - Appointments: 1:00PM to 3:20PM
Wednesday Appointments: 8:30AM – 11:20AM
Thursdays Appointments: 1:00 PM until 3:20 PM.
Please call 937-484-1671 to schedule an appointment.
Tuesday TB Walk-Ins: 8:30 to 11:20. THURSDAY TB Reads Walk-In 8:30 to 11:20,
We encourage you to review your insurance coverage prior to getting your vaccine. Please bring all insuance cards for payment evaluation and processing.
Ohio Department of Health also provides a portion of our vaccine supply for eligible children. (No one is denied state-supplied vaccine due to inability to pay.)
Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Dtap, Tdap, or Td)
Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Tetanus (lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases. Whooping cough — known medically as pertussis — is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. Although it initially resembles an ordinary cold, whooping cough may eventually turn more serious, particularly in infants. Whooping cough is most contagious before the coughing starts.
Td (tetanus and diphtheria) and Dtap or Tdap (different combinations of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccines are available during regularly scheduled clinic hours for routine booster and by appointment for persons needing the vaccine due to injury. Children routinely receive the Dtap vaccine at 2, 4, 6, 15 months, and then prior to Kindergarten. Td boosters are given after an injury, dependent upon the extent of the wound and the person’s immunization history. Health District nurses can recommend whether a person should get Tdap or Td as the booster dose. In general, a booster dose should be given every ten years with one dose given as Tdap. Tdap is required for all students entering the 7th grade and is recommended for adults that are caregivers of infants and toddlers. Children can receive the Tdap, Td, or Dtap. Tetanus is available to adults. Current recommendations are for all adults to receive a Tdap booster. It is recommended that women receive the Tdap with each pregnancy.
Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver; it is important to protect your liver as it acts as the washing machine of your body, helping rid your body of toxins and waste. The Hepatitis B vaccine is required for children entering Kindergarten and recommended for adults. Hepatitis A is also available for children and adults. A series of two to three doses is required for full protection.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine prevents meningitis (an infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord), pneumonia (lung infection), epiglottitis (a severe throat infection), and other serious infections caused by a type of bacteria called Haemophilus influenzae type b. It is recommended for all children under 5 years old in the US, and it is usually given to infants starting at 2 months old.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that is spread through sexual contact. Most of the time HPV has no symptoms so people do not know they have it. There are approximately 40 types of genital HPV. Some types can cause cervical cancer in women and can also cause other kinds of cancer in both men and women. Other types can cause genital warts in both males and females. The HPV vaccine works by preventing the most common types of HPV that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. It is given as a 3-dose vaccine. This vaccine is recommended for boys and girls after age 9.
Influenza vaccine is recommended for all persons over the age of 6 months and should be given annually in the early fall or winter. Flu clinic schedules are developed in September of each year, please call the health district for specific dates/times/locations of clinics.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Measles causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. Complications can include ear infection, pneumonia, seizures (jerking or staring), brain damage, and death. Mumps causes fever, headache, and swollen glands. Complications can include deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and, rarely, death. Rubella (German measles) causes rash, mild fever, and arthritis (mostly in women). If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects. This vaccine is sometimes recommended for people that work in a healthcare setting.
The Health District’s immunization nurses encourage parents and their college-bound students to become aware of the risks of meningococcal disease and the benefits of receiving meningococcal vaccination in accordance with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. The meningococcal vaccine is recommended for some adults, the public health nurse can help you decide if this is important for your health.
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus). There are different types of pneumococcal disease, such as pneumococcal pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, and otitis media. Pneumococcal vaccine is very good at preventing severe disease, hospitalization, and death. However it is not guaranteed to prevent infection and symptoms in all people. There are different vaccines available to help prevent pneumonia, one is formulated for children and one for adults.
Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It is most often spread through person-to-person contact with the stool of an infected person and may also be spread through oral/nasal secretions. Polio used to be very common in the United States and caused severe illness in thousands of people each year before polio vaccine was introduced in 1955. Most people infected with the polio virus have no symptoms; however, for the less than 1% who develop paralysis it may result in permanent disability and even death.
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe acute gastroenteritis (vomiting and severe diarrhea) among children worldwide.
Shingles is a painful localized skin rash often with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox can develop shingles because VZV remains in the nerve cells of the body after the chickenpox infection clears and VZV can reappear years later causing shingles. Shingles most commonly occurs in people 50 years old or older, people who have medical conditions that keep the immune system from working properly, or people who receive immunosuppressive drugs.
Chickenpox vaccine is the best way to prevent chickenpox. Vaccination not only protects vaccinated persons, it also reduces the risk for exposure in the community for persons unable to be vaccinated because of illness or other conditions, including those who may be at greater risk for severe disease. It is required for children to have 2 doses this vaccine to enter kindergarten and for older children to have a booster dose after age 11.
Disease and vaccine information source: Centers for Disease Control