Immunizations

Overview

The Howell County Health Department provides vaccinations to children, adults, and travelers abroad. Fees will be incurred for adult and traveler immunizations. Immunization clinics are held in three locations:

  • West Plains, MO
  • Willow Springs, MO
  • Mountain View, MO

Please call for an appointment.

Child & Adolescent Vaccinations

We provide vaccinations to children from birth through age 18 for the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis
  • Haemophilus Influenza Type B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Seasonal Influenza
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • Varicella


The Howell County Health Department provides Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program vaccines for children age 18 and under who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Uninsured or Medicaid eligible
  • American Indian or Alaskan native
  • Underinsured (have insurance that does not cover vaccines or that caps coverage for vaccines, after the maximum coverage has been reached)

Please note the following changes: Beginning Oct. 1, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implemented changes to the policy for vaccines provided through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. As of this date, VFC vaccine cannot be used to immunize fully-insured individuals, defined as anyone with insurance that covers the cost of vaccine, even if:

  • The insurance includes a high deductible or co-pay
  • A claim for the cost of vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance company because the plan’s deductible has not been met.

Adult Vaccinations

We provide vaccines for adults for the following diseases:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis
  • Varicella
  • Polio
  • Seasonal Influenza

Travel Vaccincations

Adults and children traveling outside the United States are recommended or required to receive certain immunizations. Check the CDC’s website to see the latest recommendations for your destination. The Howell County Health Department will provide appropriate vaccinations for a fee to individuals traveling outside of the United States. Call for information about current pricing. The center is located at:

180 Kentucky Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775

Phone:  417-256-7078

Available Travel Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Polio
  • Seasonal influenza
  • Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Typhoid

 

Kathy Doss, RN
Director of Nursing
Email:  [email protected]