Do you have children 4years of age through 18 years of age?
Are they ready to go to school or college?
Do you think vaccinations are just for little kids? They are not! There are millions of people between the ages of 4 and 18 who need vaccinations to prevent whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, chickenpox, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, influenza, meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease and human papillomavirus infection. Is your child one of them?
Webster County Public Health offers back-to-school vaccinations for children through age 18 years.
The Webster County Health Department is offering immunizations for children during office hours 8:00am-4pm for those children needing their school age and college vaccinations. The Webster County Health Department is located at 330 1st Avenue North in the lower level. We are asking you to call 515-573-4107 for an appointment time. Cost is $3.00-$25.00 and is determined by family size, insurance coverage and income. Title 19 is accepted. For any further questions please call the Health Department.
Attention parents of 18 year olds! Meningitis is a very serious bacterial infection that affects the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. The infection is characterized by fever, headache, and stiff neck. Infections can be spread from person to person by close contact. It also can cause blood infections. Meningococcal infections are extremely serious and can cause rapid progression to meningitis, pneumonia and death. College age freshman and teenagers from 15-19 years of age have an increased risk of getting the disease. It can cause lifelong complications such as loss of limbs, deafness, nervous system problems, mental retardation or suffering from stroke or seizures. This is why preventing the illness by getting vaccinated is very important. Only one shot is needed and it provides protection against these infections. The vaccine is safe and effective. We highly recommend anyone with children starting their college years who have not been vaccinated for Meningitis to come to the clinic and get protected.
Call the Webster County Health Department TODAY for your child's appointment.
WEBSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
330 1ST AVENUE NORTH, SUITE L2
FORT DODGE, IA 50501