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Children with insurance policies that cover vaccinations, including those with high deductibles or nursinglogoco-pays, will NOT be eligible for free vaccinations at the Washington County Health Department. We DO provide vaccines to those on Medicaid, those whose insurance does not cover vaccines and those who have no insurance coverage under the Vaccines for Children Program. We do accept most private insurances and have all vaccines available for school requirements. Please call (812) 883-5603, Ext. 2002 for current prices, insurance eligibility or to schedule an appointment. The Health Department holds an Immunization Clinic every Tuesday from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian. If someone other than a parent or guardian will be coming with the patient, a note signed by the parent or guardian listed in the patient’s record must be provided. All new patients to our clinic MUST bring proof of previous vaccinations, proof of insurance or Medicaid. Minimum Immunization Requirements for School Entry 2017-2018.


2017-2018 School Year

School Entry Immunization

Requirements

Below are the number of doses and each vaccine required for school entry. Changes for this year include the Hepatitis A vaccine for grades K –3. ____________________________________________________________________________

3 to 5 years old

3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)
4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis)
3 Polio (Inactivated Polio)
1 MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
1 Varicella

K-3rd grade 3

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio

2 MMR
2 Varicella
2 Hep A (Hepatitis A)

Grades 4 to 5

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 MMR
2 Varicella
2 Hep A*

Grades 6 to 11

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 Hep A*
2 MMR
2 Varicella
1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
1 MCV4 (Meningococcal)

Grade 12

3 Hep B
5 DTaP
4 Polio
2 Hep A*
2 MMR
2 Varicella
1 Tdap (Tetanus & Pertussis)
2 MCV4 (Meningococcal)
MenB (Meningococcal B)*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gardasil is now recommended for BOYS and girls ages 9 thru 18 years of age.

Hep B -The minimum age for the 3rd dose of Hepatitis B is 24 weeks of age.
DTaP - Four doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child’s 4th birthday.
Polio -Three doses of Polio are acceptable for all grade levels if the third dose was given on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose with only one type of vaccine used (all OPV or all IPV). For students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade, the final dose must be administered on or after the 4th birthday, and be administered at least 6 months after the previous dose .
Varicella - Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 7th grade. Parental report of disease history is acceptable for grades 8-12.
MCV4 - Individuals who receive dose 1 after their 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4.
Hep A - The minimum interval between 1st and 2nd dose is 6 calendar months. K-3 is required.
*For grades 4-12, two doses of Hep A are recommended.
MenB - A complete series of Meningococcal Serogroup B vaccine.
*For grade 12, a complete series of MenB is recommended.

Indiana State Department of Health, Immunization Division
(800) 701-0704
(Download the chart above)

CDC: Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu - CLICK HERE.

CDC recommends getting a flu shot every year. The Washington County Health Department offers influenza vaccines to anyone for a minimal fee. Please get vaccinated. Stop the flu! Call the Health Department for availability of vaccine and cost. 812-883-5603.

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Travel to a foreign country can be exciting, challenging, as well as rewarding. The Washington County Health Department is a Certified Yellow Fever Clinic. We also have most necessary travel vaccinations. Most vaccinations take time to become effective, while others are given as a series of vaccinations. Please allow 4-6 weeks before travel to obtain your needed vaccinations. Call the Washington County Health Department at 812-883-5603, ext. 2002 for an appointment. No Personal checks will be accepted. Payments of cash, certain credit, or certain debit cards are accepted. We do accept Visa, American Express, Mastercard, or Discover Card. There will be a user fee of $2.50 or more depending on type of card used. There is a one time consultation fee of $5.00 with your first immunization.
For email inquiries, contact Pscott@washingtoncounty.in.gov.
Click here for travel shot requirements for individual countries.

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Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that can be in any part of your body and is contagious to others. Health care providers, state, and local health departments in Indiana work closely together to control TB by ensuring that all people with TB infection or TB disease obtain evaluation and any treatment they need. Washington County Health Department TB services include:
  • Surveillance and investigation
  • Free TB medication and directly observed medication administration
  • Case management
  • Contact investigation if needed
  • Public Health laboratory services
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    The Washington County Health Department provides testing for school as well as for the workplace. The Mantoux skin test (as known as PPD) is a small injection under the skin placed on the forearm. This test requires the person to return 48-72 hours to have the arm examined. Because of this delay, most TB skin tests are placed on a Tuesday and then checked on Thursday or Friday. No appointment is necessary unless Tuesdays are not convenient, then an appointment will be necessary. The cost of the test of $5.00. Please bring cash.
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    Human head lice are called pediculosis. It is not obtained from dogs or cats but from one person to another by direct contact (hugs) or sharing personal items such as hats, combs, and pillows. The Washington County Health Department provides, free of charge, a shampoo that is non-toxic and not a pesticide. It is safe to use on all ages including pregnant women. One kit contains a nit comb, 2 shower caps, and one bottle of shampoo. One bottle of shampoo will treat 4-6 people. Come to the health department during normal working hours and ask for the shampoo. If used correctly, it really works!! (For more info on pediculosis) CLICK HERE.

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    Communicable disease is considered any illness that can be transmitted from person to person. Communicable disease surveillance and control involves investigation of cases, their contacts. follow up, and education. All information is confidential. The Health Department is responsible for reporting and following up all state defined reportable diseases. Education of the patient, family, schools and community is available.

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    Many people are returning to school after years in the work force. New requirements for college vaccinations are now being enforced. If you are returning to school and need vaccinations or cannot find your records, call the nursing department at 812-883-5603 ext. 2002. We will be glad to assist you in determining what vaccines are required and will set up an appointment for your vaccinations. Please refer to the Travel Vaccination section for Adult Vaccine Prices.

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    Washington County Health Department would like to advise that on July 1, 2012 nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and workplaces, will be smoke free.  This change comes as the result of Indiana's first ever statewide smoke free air law, House Enrolled Act 1149.  Hoosiers will now be able to enjoy smoke-free air and reduce their risk of developing chronic cardiac and respiratory diseases and the other health problems associated with breathing secondhand smoke.  Although there are exemptions to the law, details can be found at www.in.gov/atc or www.in.gov/isdh/tpc

    Washington County Health Department now provides assistance for those wanting to quit smoking. A small amount of paperwork is required along with watching a 25 minute video. Assistance with nicotine replacement therapy is available (Patches, Gum, and Chantix). Contact Elise Apple, RN at 812 883-5603 ext. 2005 for an appointment and assistance with nicotine replacement therapy.

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    The Washington County Health Department works closely with the Washington County's EMA, the State Department of Health, and the CDC to develop preparedness plans for various health emergencies. Health Department contact/coordinator is Peggy Scott, RN (812) 883-5603 ext. 2002.

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