Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world. It is important that we continue to protect our children with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do occasionally occur in this country.
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Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s immunizations, please contact your child’s medical provider.

For children between 2 months through 18 years of age, whose insurance does not cover the cost of vaccine, or does not have insurance, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native, please contact the Buchanan County Public Health Department. For children in this age group who do have insurance or Medicaid, please contact your physician’s office.

Adult Vaccination:  Getting immunized is a lifelong, life-protecting job.  Do not leave your healthcare provider’s office without making sure you have had all the vaccinations you need!

Vaccinations for Adults – You are never too old!

Check your vaccination records to make sure you are protected!   Adult Vaccines are available at the following locations in Buchanan County, please call each location for more information.

  • Your Health Care Provider's Office
  • Hartig Drug Pharmacy, Independence
  • Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Independence
Pneumococcal Vaccines:  Many adults are at risk for pneumococcal disease.  Please talk to your health care provider to make sure you are up-to-date on these and other recommended vaccines.

If you have additional questions, please consult with your healthcare provider.