The Scotland County Health Department provides immunizations to children and adults. For details on costs and availability of vaccines, please contact us at (660) 465-7275.
Child and Adolescent Immunizations
We provide vaccination to children from birth through age 18 for the following diseases:
We provide vaccines for adults for the following diseases:
Adults and children traveling outside the United States are recommended or required to receive certain immunizations. Click here to see the latest CDC recommendations for your destination. Travel Connections, located inside the Fairview General Internal Medicine Clinic, is an international traveler’s health service at University of Missouri Health Care that medically prepares local adults and children for travel abroad. For hours and clinic information click here.
Who should get vaccinated?
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.
What does the flu vaccine protect against?
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Traditional flu vaccines (called trivalent vaccines) are made to protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. In addition, this season, there are flu vaccines made to protect against four flu viruses (called “quadrivalent” vaccines). These vaccines protect against the same viruses as the trivalent vaccine as well as an additional B virus.
When should I get vaccinated?
Getting vaccinated before flu activity begins helps protect you once the flu season starts in your community. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body’s immune response to fully respond and for you to be protected so make plans to get vaccinated. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. However, getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial. CDC recommends ongoing flu vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating, even into January or later. Children aged 6 months through 8 years who need two doses of vaccine should get the first dose as soon as possible to allow time to get the second dose before the start of flu season. The two doses should be given at least 28 days apart.
Cost at SCHD:
We currently have high dose, regular, and pediatric (6 months-36 months) flu shots. High dose flu is $50.00, regular flu is $25.00, and pediatric flu is $25.00. We also have any of the state funded/VFC/Medicaid flu vaccines.