Main Office:
300 Schiller Street
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: 573-486-3129
Fax: 573-486-3745

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Satellite Office:
303 North First Street Owensville, MO 65066 Phone: 573-437-2579
Fax: 573-437-5370
Monday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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IMMUNIZATIONS

The Gasconade County Health Department offers immunizations in Hermann and at our Satellite Office in Owensville. Diseases that once crippled and killed are now prevented by receiving appropriate immunizations. Due to vaccinations, childhood diseases that commonly occurred in great numbers are rarely seen today in the United States.

Immunizations are made available by the Gasconade County Health Department in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control. Gasconade County Health Department participates in the Vaccines For Children Program; and also purchases limited vaccines, such as flu vaccine.

CHILDHOOD VACCINES
Children 18 years of age and younger may receive vaccines at Gasconade County Health Department. Vaccines are provided to children who are uninsured, children whose insurance does not cover the vaccine, the dollar limit of the covered vaccines has been reached or who are covered by Medicaid.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET MY CHILD’S IMMUNIZATIONS AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT?

• AN ORDER FROM THE CHILD’S DOCTOR IS REQUIRED.
• CONSENT FROM THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN IS REQUIRED.
• SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING 573-486-3129.
• BRING THE CHILD’S UP TO DATE IMMUNIZATION RECORD TO THE APPOINTMENT.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC HOURS
HERMANN: Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OWENSVILLE: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information on immunizations, visit: http://health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations/index.php

To access recommended immunization schedules go to:
0-6 years of age
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf

7-18 years of age
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/downloads/parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf

ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS

Find Out Which Vaccines You Need
The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health conditions, locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against:

• Seasonal influenza (flu) (for all adults)

• Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) (for all adults who have not previously received the Tdap vaccine)

• Shingles (for adults 60 years and older)

• Pneumococcal disease (for adults 65 years and older and adults with specific health conditions)

• Hepatitis B infection (for adults who have diabetes or are at risk for hepatitis B)

Other vaccinations you may need include those that protect against human papillomavirus (which can cause certain cancers), hepatitis A, meningococcal disease, chickenpox (varicella), and measles, mumps and rubella.

Ask your doctor which vaccines are recommended for you.

To view recommended schedule for adults, view: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf

 

INFLUENZA – “flu shots”
Influenza virus can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Anyone can get influenza, but rates of infection are highest among children. Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions – such as heart, lung, and kidney disease, and people with weakened immune systems can get much sicker. It is especially important for these persons to get flu shots.

For most people, symptoms last only a few days. Symptoms of influenza are fever/chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose, and fatigue. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, and make existing medical conditions worse. It can cause diarrhea and seizures in children. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization.

Influenza vaccine is recommended every year for everyone 6months of age and older. The health department usually has a local physician sign standing orders for influenza vaccine; individual doctor’s orders are then not required. Influenza vaccine is also available locally at the health department and doctor’s offices.

To find out more about flu, visit: www.cdc.gov/flu.

TRAVELERS
Anyone traveling out of the United States may at risk for exposure to diseases that are uncommon in this country. For more information about appropriate international travel vaccination visit www.cdc.gov/travel/content/vaccinations.aspx. This site has also has information about where the closest clinics are located that have vaccines that may be needed.