Immunizations

Immunizations are an essential part of public health. Immunizations, also known as vaccines, are a safe and effective way for parents to protect infants, children and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Routine vaccination throughout childhood is important because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. In addition to individual protection, immunizations protect communities by preventing the spread of disease and protecting those that are unable to be immunized. Today’s vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at recommended ages.

NCHD can provide immunizations to children with Medicaid and for children that are uninsured. If your private insurance doses not pay for immunizations, we may be able to help. Call NCHD for more information or to make an appointment at the clinic nearest you.

Immunization Clinic Schedules

Logan County

Monday

call for an appointment

970-522-3741

 

 

Morgan County

Tuesday

call for an appointment 

970-867-4918

 

 

Phillips County

Tuesday

call for an appointment

970-854-2717

 

Sedgwick County 

2nd and 4th Thursday

call for an appointment

970-474-2619

 

 

Washington County 

Monday
 call for an appointment 

970-345-6562

 

 

Yuma County

Wednesday

call for an appointment

970-848-3811

Infant and Child Immunizations

 
Immunizations help give infants and toddlers a healthy start.  Many vaccines require more than one dose so it is very important for families to follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule
Click here for more information on vaccine preventable diseases and vaccines.  Talk with your child's doctor if you have questions about vaccines.  
Colorado law requires students attending a public, private or parochial school to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Click here for more information on school immunization requirements.

Preteen and Teen Immunizations

Preteens and teens need additional vaccines to help extend protection from childhood vaccines. They also need protection from additional infections, such as meningitis and HPV cancers, before the risk of exposure increases. Parents can help protect their children from these vaccine-preventable diseases by getting the vaccines listed below on time. Some vaccines require more than one dose so it is very important for families to follow the recommended preteen and teen immunization schedule.
 
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Click here for more information on Tdap.
Click here for more information on HPV.
 
Click here for more information on Meningococcal.
Click here for more information on Flu.

Immunizations and Pregnancy

 
If you are planning to become pregnant, get off to a healthy start by making sure that your immunizations are up to date.  You can pass along immunity that will help protect your baby from diseases during the first few months after birth.  Vaccines before pregnancy can also help protect you from serious diseases, including rubella, which can cause miscarriages and birth defects. ​
If you are pregnant, two vaccines you will need during each pregnancy are Tdap and Flu. Talk with your doctor about these vaccines and other vaccines that you may need during pregnancy. Click here for more information on pregnancy and vaccination.

Adult Immunizations

 

Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. All adults need immunizations to help them prevent getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, and not being able to care for family.

All adults need a seasonal Flu vaccine every year. Every adult should also get the Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years.

Talk with your doctor to find out which additional vaccines, such as Shingles and Pneumococcal, might be recommended for you. Click here for more information on adult vaccines.

Planning to Travel? Visit the CDC’s Travelers’ Health website for more information on vaccines and traveling.  

If you'd like more information about immunizations, please contact:

Christine Covelli, BSN, RN
(970) 867-4918 x2236
christinec@nchd.org 

 

or visit the CDC website

NCHD District Headquarters

700 Columbine Street

Sterling, Co 80751

 

Call us:

1-877-795-0646

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