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Immunizations
Immunization Clinics

Walk-in Immunization Clinics are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

522 N Third Street
Burlington, Iowa  52601
319-753-8290


TB testing will be done on Tuesday only and read on Thursday only.

Child Vaccine Information

Childhood immunizations are provided under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program is at no cost to children birth through age 18 in specific, under-served populations.  Children need to be immunized at 2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 months of age, and at 4 years and 11 years of age. If a parent is unable to attend, a signed permission slip must accompany each child. Please bring your child's immunization record to the clinic.  Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible.
 
Children must meet at least one of these eligibility requirements to receive vaccines through these clinics:
•Enrolled in Iowa Medicaid Program
•Have no health insurance
•Is American Indian or Alaskan Native
•Have health insurance that DOES NOT pay for vaccines

Immunization card audit reports for schools, preschools, and day cares are completed yearly to check compliance with the state law.

Stocked adult vaccines available for purchase include: Tdap, MMR, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Pneumonia, Influenza (seasonal each October - November) and TB tests.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (800-322-8442) is available for consultation on international travel requirements.


Adolescent Vaccine Information

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recomment that pre-teens get several vaccines at age 11 or 12 years, or later as part of a "catch-up" plan for older teens. These vaccines are:

•Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
•Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
•Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, for females
•Hepatitis A (hep A)
•Varicella (chicken pox) primary series or booster dose
•Influenza (flu) annually

These vaccines prevent serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. Immunity from some childhood vaccines can wane over time, so people need to get another dose of the vaccine during their pre-teen years. Also, as children move into adolescence, they are at greater risk of catching certain diseases, like meningitis and HPV.


Adult Vaccine Information

We never outgrow the need for vaccinations. Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone and we all need tetanus boosters every 10 years. Adult vaccines are paid for at the time of vaccination. Prices vary by type of vaccine. Please call Des Moines County Public Health for current pricing.

Adult immunization services available include:

•Tdap boosters
•Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccinations
•Hepatitis B vaccine series
•Annual influenza vaccinations
•Hepatitis A