During teenage and young adult years, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to wear off. Also, teens are more at risk of catching certain diseases, like meningococcal meningitis. Preteens and teens need vaccines on time in order to get the best protection possible.
The recommended immunization schedule is updated regularly. If you have any questions about the shots you need as a teen, please talk to a trusted adult like a parent/guardian/doctor/nurse. District Health Department #10 can help you keep up with the changes!
Covering the Cost of Vaccination
DHD#10 can bill most insurances to cover the cost. If you do not have insurance, the cost of care will be based on your income or what we call a sliding-fee scale.This means that you can get vaccines at DHD#10 regardless of your ability to pay.
Don’t Forget About a Flu Shot
In the United States fall and winter is when the flu is most common and is the time to get a flu shot. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs flu vaccine every year. By getting vaccinated against flu, you help prevent missed school, reduce the spread of the flu, and protect already sick people who would be hospitalized if they got the flu.
Sometimes the messages in the media can be confusing. Remember, when gathering vaccine information, use a trustworthy website. DHD#10 follows vaccine recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See links below for additional information on vaccines for your children: