Disease prevention is the key to good health, and one of the most important building blocks of disease prevention is immunizations. Immunizations are an inexpensive and effective way to provide protection against a wide variety of diseases, some of which have not been seen in the U.S. for many years. While some vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, measles, diphtheria and tetanus are rarely seen in this country, others, such as pertussis continue to occur, making ongoing vaccination so important. Today there are many vaccines available for infants, children, adolescents, and adults – all designed to promote good health and prevent serious illness.
Many adults assume that they were fully vaccinated as a child and therefore protected against many of the vaccine preventable diseases. The truth is that many adults are actually under-immunized. Underimmunization usually occurs for one of two reasons:
Clermont County Public Health offers the following vaccines to adults:
For adult vaccine pricing and appointments please contact us.
Contact the Nursing Division for fees related to childhood immunizations. No child will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Change cannot be made for large bills ($100 or $50) and may not be accepted as a form of payment at immunization clinics. All recommended childhood vaccines are offered at the Public Health Immunization Clinic located at 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200. Please contact us to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.
Available pediatric vaccines:
After the Shots
If your child has discomfort after getting vaccinated he may need extra care and love. Some vaccines that protect children from a serious disease can cause mild discomfort. The Immunization Action Coalition has provided very useful information for dealing with your child’s’ discomfort. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your child’s discomfort after getting shots be sure to call your healthcare provider.
What should I bring to my appointment?
A copy of your current immunization record for anyone receiving vaccines.
What if my child is ill on the day of their appointment? Can they still receive their shots?
Children with mild illness may still receive their immunizations; however, if your child is running a fever, or has an illness that may be contagious to others, please call and reschedule your appointment for another day.
I have heard a lot lately about immunizations being linked to autism. Where can I go for more information?
With all of the media attention focusing on a possible link between vaccines and autism many parents are concerned about the safety of vaccines. Clermont County Public Health recommends that you refer to the CDC information regarding vaccine safety and adverse events.
Why should I get my child immunized?
Thanks to aggressive immunization programs, we do not see diseases such as polio and diphtheria in this country. That does not mean that we can let our guard down. By providing protection through immunizations we have greatly decreased the risk of children being exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases. If we were to stop vaccinations, more people would become ill and spread the disease to others. This would not only lead to illness and possible deaths but could be setting the stage for epidemics that we have not seen in many years.
What are the current Day Care and School requirements for immunizations?
Children must show that they have received the age-appropriate required vaccines before enrolling in school, daycare, and preschool. Click here to view the current requirements.