Immunizations are given to infants through adults to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to make antibodies that respond and provide protection when exposed to the virus or bacteria that causes illness. Immunizations are effective in limiting the spread of disease and preventing epidemics.
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The following links provide age specific recommended vaccines as well as information about the disease which each vaccine prevents:
0-6 year olds:
7-18 year olds:
Community Health Partners, through the IDPH Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, offers vaccine on a donation basis to individuals 18 and younger who are on Medicaid, have no health insurance, or have health insurance that does not cover immunizations.
Immunizations are offered by CHP at 5 locations in Sioux County. Locations and times are listed on the schedule below:
Adults need vaccines too - see your primary care provider to receive the vaccines you need. This link provides a schedule of common adult vaccinations: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf.
As of April 1, 2014, CHP will no longer administer immunizations to new adult patients. CHP will continue to offer flu vaccine for all ages.
For more information about immunizations see www.cdc/gov/vaccines/ or call CHP at (712)737-2971 or 1-800-435-3454.
For additional information on staying healthy while traveling and the recommended travel vaccines, visit this Travel Immunization wepbage and choose the appropriate destination.