As a parent, you want to keep your children safe. Routine childhood vaccinations are an important way to ensure that your child and community remain healthy and protected against serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough.
Pike County Health Department encourages parents to make sure children are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines. Well-child visits and check-ups are essential for routine vaccination, even during the pandemic.
You can also review the 2022 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines.
For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit these resources from the CDC:
- Well-Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations
- The Ultimate Babyproofing Plan: 6 Reasons to Follow CDC’s Immunization Schedule
- CDC’s vaccine website for parents and Infant Immunization FAQs
- CDC’s series of three 1-minute videos
- The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, which provides free vaccines to children who qualify
If you have questions about vaccines, talk to your child’s healthcare provider. If you are in need of your child’s shot records we can get copies for you at no charge that will show all of their immunizations that we or your physician has input into the State of Missouri’s Show-Me-Vax system.
We offer many immunizations at little to no cost to you at our Walk-In Clinic; Monday through Friday from 8am-12pm & from 1pm-4pm. Additionally, we offer extended hours prior to the start of the school year to make it easier for you to get your children the immunizations they need for school.