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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccines prevent disease in the people who receive them and protect those who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country.

  

Examples of vaccine preventable diseases include:

    


Our Services

In addition to offering vaccination services to the public, we:

   

We also works closely with the communicable disease program to:

  

Useful Links

Immunization Program Annual Report

Michigan's Communicable Disease Rules

   


Vaccinations at the Public Health Department

We offer recommended childhood and adult vaccinations. To view recommended vaccination schedules, click here. We also provide influenza, shingles, rabies, and travel vaccinations as well as tuberculosis skin testing.

      

Immunization Fees (Fees subject to change. Please call 724-1220 to confirm. Last updated 06/05/2013.)

   

VACCINE

 

NON-TRAVEL

Cost Per Dose

TRAVEL

Cost Per Dose

Chickenpox (Varicella)  
$100.00
$105.00
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP)      
Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)  
$40.00
 
Hepatitis A - Adolescent  
$33.00
$38.00
Hepatitis A - Adult  
$49.00
$54.00
Hepatitis B - Adolescent  
$27.00
$32.00
Hepatitis B - Adult  
$49.00
$54.00
Hepatitis A/B  
$68.00
$73.00
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)  
$148.00
 
Influenza - Injection (Flu shot)  
$27.00
Influenza - Intranasal (Flu Nasal Spray)  
$37.00
 
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)  
$68.00
$73.00

Meningococcal (Bacterial Meningitis)

 
$128.00
$133.00
Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)      
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (Pneumonia)  
$76.00
Polio  
$40.00
$45.00
Rabies      
Rotavirus      
Shingles  
$177.00
TB Skin Test  
$19.00
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)  
$48.00
$53.00
Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)  
$35.00
$40.00
Typhoid Fever - Injection  
$72.00
Typhoid Fever - Oral  
$54.00
Yellow Fever  
$119.00
For vaccine information statements in other languages, click here.

   

Insurance Billing Information

If you have health insurance that covers the cost of immunizations, please visit your doctor's office so that your insurance can be billed. The only insurance we are able to bill is Medicaid. If you prefer to use our office instead, you will be charged the fees listed above.

  

If you have Medicaid, we can bill Medicaid for your immunizations. Please visit our office and bring your Medicaid card with you. You could also visit your doctor's office for immunizations.

   

If you do not have health insurance or your insurance does not cover immunizations you can receive immunizations at our office. If you qualify, you may be asked to pay a $15.00 administration fee per shot.

  

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, Noon - 4:30 PM

(No TB skin tests on Thursdays.)

No appointments are necessary.

     

For more information, please call (231) 724-1220.

   


Influenza Vaccinations

Influenza (flu) vaccinations are available seasonally at our office. We offer both the shot and the nasal spray form of the vaccine. For complete information, please visit our flu vaccination page by clicking here.

   

Rabies Vaccination

If you are in need of rabies vaccine, please call us at (231) 724-1288 so we can coordinate this service with your doctor.

  

Shingles Vaccination

Shingles vaccine is available for anyone 60 years old or older. See fee above. Payment is expected at the time of service. We are only able to bill Medicaid. If you have insurance other than Medicaid, including Medicare, you are encouraged to talk to your doctor's office about getting this vaccine so that your insurance can be billed.

      

Travel Vaccinations

If you are planning on traveling out of the country, we encourage you to visit our office at least 4 weeks before your trip. Because of the length of time a travel immunization consultation may take, we recommend that you visit before 4:00 pm. To find out what vaccines may be required in the part of the world you are traveling to, visit the Centers for Disease Control Travelers' Health website.

   

Malaria: We do not provide medication for prevention of malaria infection. Please make an appointment with your doctor for a prescription for anti-malarial medication.

  

Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing

Skin testing (PPD) for tuberculosis (TB) is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Patients receiving a TB test must return to our office within 48-72 hours to have the test results checked. See fee above.

        


Immunization Records

The immunization records of children born in Michigan from 1994 to present are stored in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). Many older children and adults also have records in the MCIR. You may request your own or your child's immunization record by fax or mail following these steps:

      

  1. Download and print the Request for Official State of Michigan Immunization Record
  2. Fill out the request form clearly and completely.
  3. It is required that you include a photocopy of a current state-issued ID or a current driver's license in the name of the requestor.
  4. Fax the Request Form to: (231) 724-3596

Or

  1. Mail the Request Form to:
    Public Health - Muskegon County

Immunization Program
209 E Apple Ave

Muskegon, MI 49442

Please allow 7 business days for processing.

   

You may make a request by calling our office at (231) 724-1220.

  

Useful Links

Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) Annual Report

   


Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. VFC is a required part of each state's Medicaid plan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees—i.e., state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies—which in turn distribute them at no charge to those private physicians' offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers. There are 22 VFC providers in Muskegon County.

   

Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine:

  • Medicaid eligible: A child who is eligible for the Medicaid program.
  • Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Underinsured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured.

   

Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan's deductible had not been met.

   

For more information, please call (231) 724-1220.

   


Michigan Vaccine Replacement Program (MI-VRP)

The MI-VRP program provides a limited quantity of select vaccines at no cost to adults 19 years and older who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. While the vaccine is at no cost, a $15 administrative fee per shot applies to those who qualify.

        

The following vaccine are available through MI-VRP while supplies last:

  • Tdap vaccine for those who have not received a prior dose of Tdap vaccine.
  • MMR vaccine for those born after 1956 with no prior history of vaccination or documentation of disease.
  • Hepatitis A vaccine for those with risk factors that put them at increased risk for contracting disease.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine for those with risk factors that put them at increased risk of contracting disease.

  

For more information, please call (231) 724-1220.

   


Immunization Nurse Education (INE)

In partnership with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), the Immunization program offers continuing education classes to healthcare professionals to improve knowledge and understanding of immunizations and related issues.

       

Our Public Health Nurses, approved by MDCH as Immunization Nurse Educators (INE), provide the classes, which vary in length and are available during the lunch hour period. The classes are at no charge to the provider office and nurses can receive continuing education credits while others can receive a certificate of attendance.

       

Available modules include:

  • Infant and Young Child Immunizations – 1.25 hours
  • Older Child and Adolescent Immunizations – 1.25 hours
  • Adult Immunizations – 1.25 hours
  • Vaccine Management: Storage and Handling – 1 hour
  • Giving Immunizations: Vaccine Administration and Pain Management – 1 hour
  • Vaccines for Children Program – 1.25 hours
  • Influenza Update (available in the fall/early winter) – 1 hour
  • Vaccines Across the Lifespan – 2 hours
  • Vaccines for Women Across the Lifespan: Update for OB/GYN Staff - 1.25 hours

   

For more information, please call (231) 724-1220.