The Wayne County Health Department provides all standard vaccines as required, recommended, or approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and HFS. Some exceptions may apply.
Infant and One Year Old Vaccinations
Infants begin vaccinations at two months of age with their next appointments being at four months, six months, and again when they turn age one. A Doctor’s Release is required when receiving the first set of vaccinations to be given at two months of age.
Kindergarten Vaccinations (Ages 4—6 years of age)
The Health Department provides immunizations for children who are or will be entering Kindergarten. It is a requirement that all children be up to date regarding their vaccinations prior to beginning the school year.
Tdap & Meningitis Requirements for Children Entering 6th-12th Grade
It is a requirement that all incoming 6th - 12th grade students show proof of having had a Tdap and Meningitis prior to starting 6th grade and a second Meningitis prior to starting 12th grade. Please call the Health Department to inquire if your child is up to date or to schedule an appointment. Please also ask as to what highly recommended vaccinations that your child may be eligible for according to their age and health history.
College Bound Students
Most, if not all colleges now require proof of vaccinations or immunity for several vaccine preventable diseases. Please call the Health Department to ask about what vaccinations are available for your age, as well as to make an appointment for any vaccinations required by your college that you are still in need of.
Many Adult Vaccinations are now available. By asking about and receiving recommended Adult Vaccinations, you are not only protecting your health, but also may be protecting the health of your loved ones. Some preventable illnesses/diseases may not be life threatening for a healthy individual, however to the very young, the elderly, as well as those with a weakened immune system, those same illnesses may be deadly or forever life altering.
Flu clinics typically begin in September of each year based upon availability of the vaccine.
Children walk-in flu clinics are scheduled, however appointments may also be made. Please check our Upcoming Events and Notices on our Home Page, or call 618-842-5166 for further information.
Adult walk-in flu vaccinations are normally available Monday - Thursday during normal business hours upon the flu vaccine arrival.
Off-site flu clinics are scheduled at many area business and locations throughout September and October. Please check our Upcoming Events and Notices on our Home Page for a location near you. If you are a business in Wayne County and would like to schedule an off-site clinic at your location, please contact Christie LaMotte at 618-842-5166 x 113.