Immunizations 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.
A child requires immunizations at ages 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12-15 months and 4-6 years old prior to kindergarten entry. Preteens and teens also need vaccines at certain ages.
The Noble County Health Department has all childhood vaccines available. They are covered by most insurances. Vaccine is available to uninsured children at minimal or no cost. A child must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or make prior arrangements when receiving immunizations.
The specific vaccinations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health and risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.
The Noble County Health Department has adult vaccines available. They are covered by most insurances. Some vaccines are available to uninsured adults at minimal or no cost.
Seasonal Flu Immunization
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older especially those at high risk which include:
- Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum)
- Household contacts and caregivers of infants younger than six months old.
- People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
- People who live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications.
The Noble County Health Department has flu vaccine available for all age groups. It is covered by most insurances. Flu vaccine is available for uninsured children and adults at minimal or no cost. Flu shots are provided on a walk-in basis.
A drive-thru flu shot clinic is offered annually in the fall. See our calendar for date/time.