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Morton Times-News - Morton, IL
  • Children immunizations available

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  • Immunizations available for children at the following clinics include DTap, MMR, Prevnar, HIB, Varicella.  
     
    These will protect against diseases including: Whooping Cough, Polio, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Meningitis and Chicken Pox. Gardasil is available for girls and boys eligible for the Vaccines for Children program.  
     
    The fee for county residents is $8 per immunization; out of county residents will be charged $18 per immunization.  
     
    Payment may be made by cash, check, or current medical card only.  
     
    Tazewell County Health Department Immunization Clinics accept all children, 18 years and under, accompanied by an adult.  Immunization records are required at each clinic to ensure that the proper vaccine is given to the child.  
     
    As a result of diminishing funds, providers of VFC supplied vaccine must follow new program requirements:
     
    VFC vaccine can only be administered to VFC-eligible children less than 19 years of age.  VFC eligible children are limited to: Medicaid recipients (including All Kids), Native American (American Indian or Alaskan Native) or uninsured children.
     
    Effective Jan. 1, 2013, underinsured children (children with insurance that does NOT cover any vaccines, does not allow all recommended vaccines, has coverage caps on the number of provider visits, or has payment caps at a certain dollar amount) can only receive VFC supplied vaccine at a Federally Qualified Health Center.  Tazewell County Health Department is a FQHC.
     
    Insured children cannot be vaccinated with VFC vaccine at any location, even a FQHC.  These children must be vaccinated with privately purchased vaccine.  Children with insurance will be able to pay for vaccines at TCHD clinics.
     
     Adult immunizations are given on a walk-in basis every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. and Thursday from 8-11 a.m.
     
    Fee will vary depending on vaccination; contact the clinic at ext. 235.
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