Getting your and your child immunized is an important step in keeping healthy. Listed are our schedules and availible immunizations.

  

 Child Immunizations
The immunization program provides an important community service.  Immunization clinics are scheduled weekly at different times to accommodate working parents and school-aged children.  Children who are not current with vaccinations are not allowed in school; therefore, the department will immunize children outside of normal clinic times if the child is in jeopardy of being held out of school due to non-compliance with vaccinations. Immunization nurses may not be available at all times, please call ahead if your child needs immunizations and you are unable to make an appointment on a regularly scheduled clinic date. The Vaccines for Children Programs offers an MMR (measles, mumps and rubells) to adult women of child bearing age if they have not received an MMR in the United States.

Click here to learn more about the Vaccines for Children's Program.


Child immunizations available:  
 

 

 Are you...

  •  Insured but vaccine is not covered and not applied to out-of-pocket deductible? (Underinsured)
  •  Without health insurance? (Uninsured)
  •  On Medicaid?
  •  American Indian?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, your child (0-18 yrs) may receive his/hers immunizations at the Central District Health Department. * Due to state funding requirements some vaccines may have limitations.

 

When should I vaccinate my child?

Childhood immunizations: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 mos, 18 mos and 4 yrs (kindergarten).

Link to CDC Children's Immunization Schedule birth thru 6 yrs of age.

 

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See the recommended CDC schedule for your child 0-6 yrs, just select your child's birthdate.

 

Adolescent Immunizations: 11-12 yrs (7th grade) and College entering students (up to age 18).

Link to CDC Children's Immunization Schedule 7 thru 18 yrs of age.

 

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You can download a tool from the CDC's website. This tool once downloaded can be used to determine the vaccines your child needs and is especially useful for quickly seeing missed or skipped vaccines according to the Immunization Schedule.

 

Please follow these guidelines before coming to a clinic:

  1. Appointments are required for children's immunization clinics.
  2. Please arrive at the time of your appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please call.
  3. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under age 19.
  4.  $13-$20 donation is requested per child per visit.
    * No child can be turned away for inability to pay.
  5. Bring your child's immunization record with you to every appointment. If you can't find your record contact your doctor's office or your school nurse for a copy. 

 

Access your child's immunization record online at the Nebraska State Immunization Information System.

  

  


 

  

 

What’s new in children’s vaccine schedules? 

 

As of 2011, all children entering grade K- 12th need to show proof of having two vaccinations for varicella (chicken pox), or proof of having had chicken pox disease.  This second dose will be given to children starting Kindergarten, as well as to incoming 7th graders along with the other required vaccinations. Check your child’s immunization record. School-age children nine years old or  younger may well have had the second dose of varicella.  

 

 For others who need the second dose of varicella, please call to schedule an appointment. We will schedule additional clinics to accommodate the demand. 
 
What do I need to do?
 
1. Verify your child's immunization record and check that there is only one date documented under the varicella section. If your child already has 2 varicella shots documented
, or if your child has had the chicken pox disease there is no need for a 2nd varicella shot.
 
2. Call for an appointment if a 2nd varicella shot is needed.

 


  HALL COUNTY OFFICE IN GRAND ISLAND

 

Tuesday Clinic 8 am to 4 pm by appointment.

Thursday Clinic 8 am to 4 pm by appointment.

Please call the Grand Island Office to make appointment at (308) 385-5175.


MERRICK COUNTY OFFICE IN CENTRAL CITY

 Second Monday of each month 12 pm to 5 pm by appointment.

 

Please call the Grand Island Office to make appointment at (308) 385-5175.

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