What shots are recommended for adolescents now?
Remember to get a flu shot every flu season!
For information on the risks and benefits of child and adolescent immunizations please click the following links to the Vaccine Information Statements issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):
For Vaccine Information Statements in another language, go to www.immunize.org/vis/ and click on the language you want to view.
Monona County Public Health Immunization and Lead Screening Clinics are by appointment only.
We are pleased to announce that there are now three clinics in Monona County participating in the VFC (Vaccines for Children) Program. These entities include Burgess Family Clinic in Mapleton, Monona County Public Health and on 4/30/2012, Family Medicine Clinic in Onawa became a VFC provider. The VFC Program provides vaccines at no cost to children from birth through age 18 who are eligible for Medicaid, who do not have insurance, or their family insurance plan does not pay for vaccines. All three VFC providers in the county do charge an administrative fee for the free vaccine, however, to uninsured or underinsured children.
If you are a current patient of Burgess Family Clinic in Mapleton or Family Medicine Clinic in Onawa and meet the VFC criteria above,you should go to your provider to get immunizations and lead tests. If your insurance plan pays for immunizations, you are still required to go to your doctor as always for vaccines, lead tests and any other medically necessary services. We applaud Burgess Family Clinic and Family Medicine Clinic for promoting the "Medical Home" concept and hope this will increase our immunization rates county-wide.
You are still welcome to come to the Monona County Immunization and Lead Screening Clinics if you are not a patient of Burgess Family Clinic in Mapleton or Family Medicine Clinic in Onawa.
The fourth Tuesday of every month noon to 4:00 p.m., by appointment only.
2015 Monona County Public Health Immunization/Lead Screening Clinic Schedule
Clinics are held at the Monona County Public Health office located in the basement of the Onawa Courthouse, 610 Iowa Ave., Onawa, IA. 51040
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL: 712-433-1773
Why does a baby need so many shots?
* Birth - Hepatitis B is usually
received in the hospital at
* 2 months - DTaP, Hepatitus B, Hib,
* 4 months - DTaP, Hib, Polio, Pneu-
* 6 months - DTaP, Hepatitus B, Hib,
* 12-24 months - DTaP, Hep A, Hib,
Varicella (chicken pox)