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.
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 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. Select adult immunizations are available on a cash only basis, call CHP for specific information. However, after April 1, 2014, we will no longer administer immunizations to new adult patients. CHP will continue to offer flu vaccine for all ages.
Immunizations are offered by CHP at 5 locations in Sioux County. Locations and times are listed on the schedule below:
Need a copy of your child's (or your own) immunization record? Click here! You must have the child's name, date of birth, and a Social Security or Medicaid number.
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.