Seasonal walk-in flu clinics

The Shelby County Health Department has received its seasonal supply of flu vaccine. Walk-in Influenza and Pneumonia vaccination clinics for all adults age 19 and older has begun and is available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the health department.

The Center for Disease Control recommends influenza vaccination for all adults yearly to be protected. Individuals should be vaccinated as soon as the vaccine becomes available. CDC guidelines recommend a pneumonia vaccination for all individuals 65 years of age and older. A booster is required if you were vaccinated for pneumonia before the age of 65.

The Shelby County Health Department is in network with many commercial insurance companies and is a Medicare participating provider. Medicare and Medicaid payments will be accepted full for Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations. Please bring your Medicare, Medicaid or Insurance card to the clinics.

For additional information please contact the Shelby County Health Department at 774-9555 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adult wellness

The Shelby County Health Department will sponsor an adult wellness clinic on the first and third Monday of the month (excluding holidays) from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The next clinic will be held on September 23, 2019. Cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin and blood pressure screening will be offered at these clinics. Persons should not eat or drink after midnight the night before the test. Please call to schedule an appointment for these tests.

There is no fee for blood pressure check or blood glucose screening. Hemoglobin (anemia) test is $10. Total lipid profile including glucose is $20.Questions should be directed to the health department at 1700 W.S. Third St., phone 774-9555 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pneumonia vaccines

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued vaccine recommendations for the use of pneumococcal vaccines. On August 13, 2014, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend that adults 65 years and older be vaccinated with 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 13, Prevnar-13). The 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23, Pneumovax) continues to be recommended for adults 65 years of age and older.

Adults age 65 years and older who have not previously received pneumococcal vaccine should receive one dose of Prevnar-13, followed by a dose of PPSV23. The dose of PPSV23 should be given 12 months after a dose of PCV13.

Adults age 65 years and older who have previously received PPSV23 also should receive a dose of Prevnar-13 if they have not received it. A dose of Prevnar-13 should be given anytime after a year of the most recent dose of PPSV23.

Prevnar-13 is available at the Shelby County Health Department. Walk-in administration is available Monday- Friday 8-12 and 1-4. For more information, please call the Shelby County Health Department at (217) 774-9555.

Immunizations

The Shelby County Health Department has walk-in immunization clinics at Shelby County Health Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The clinic is open to all children ages 2 months to 18 years. Vaccines offered are Polio, Hepatitis B, Menveo (Meningitis vaccine), DTaP, TD, Tdap, Varicella (chickenpox),MMR, Prevnar (pneumonia), Pediarix (DTaP-HEPB-IPV Combo), Rotarix, Hepatitis A, and Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus vaccine). Boosters of MMR, DTaP, and Polio are required after 4 years of age or prior to kindergarten entrance. Private insurance, Self Pay, or IPA Medicaid Card is accepted.

Anyone with private insurance is encouraged to pre-register to verify insurance eligibility.

If you are bringing children that attend school outside of Shelby County or are new to the school system in Shelby County, you must bring their past immunization records for the nurse to evaluate. All consents must be signed by parent or legal guardian and are valid for 30 days. Please bring the child’s medical card and/or insurance card. If you have any questions concerning your child and the immunization requirements, call the Shelby County Health Department at 774-9555.

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