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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 work closely with the communicable disease program to:


Useful Links

About Vaccines (MDHHS)

Vaccine Safety (CDC)

Alliance for Immunization in in Michigan


Vaccinations at the Public Health Department

We offer recommended childhood and adult vaccinations. We also provide influenza, shingles, rabies, and travel vaccinations, as well as tuberculosis skin testing.


Vaccination Schedules

Vaccine Information Statements (MDHHS)


Immunization Fees (Fees subject to change. Please call 724-1220 to confirm. Last updated 05/04/2018.)





Cost Per Dose


Cost Per Dose

Chickenpox (Varicella)  
Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)  
Hepatitis A - Adolescent  
Hepatitis A - Adult  
Hepatitis B - Adolescent  
Hepatitis B - Adult  
Hepatitis A/B  
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)  
Influenza - Fluzone HD  
Influenza - Fluzone QIV  
Influenza - Fluzone QIV Ped  
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)  

Meningococcal (Bacterial Meningitis)

Pneumovax 23  
Pneumovax Prevnar  
TB Skin Test  
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)  
Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)  
Typhoid Fever - Injection  
Typhoid Fever - Oral  
Yellow Fever - Not available at PHMC at this time


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.


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


Hours of Operation

For appt call 724-1220.


12 - 4:30

by Appt


12 - 4:30

by Appt


12 - 4:30

by Appt


12 - 4:30

by Appt


12 - 4:30

by Appt


Immunization Waivers

Any parent of a school-age child wishing to sign a vaccination waiver for the first time must come in to the public health department to get the waiver form. A public health nurse will counsel the parent about the importance of immunization and answer any questions regarding immunization. Call (231) 724-1220 to schedule an appointment.


Michigan Immunization Waiver Information (MDHHS)


Influenza Vaccination

Influenza (flu) vaccinations are available seasonally at our office. We offer only the shot form of the vaccine. For complete information, please visit our flu vaccination page.


Rabies Vaccination

If you are in need of rabies vaccine, please call us at (231) 724-1289 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 make an appointment to visit our office at least 4 weeks before your trip. Because of the length of time a travel immunization consultation may take, we will schedule your appointment 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.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage:  06/05/2017

Public Health - Muskegon County no longer carries Yellow Fever vaccine due to the cessation of United States production until mid to late 2018.  

Currently, these seven clinics have Yellow Fever vaccine available: 

  • Public Health Farmington Hills - 248.871.2850
  • Public Health Midland - 989.832.6380
  • MSU Travel Clinic - 517.353.3161
  • Spectrum Travel Clinic - 616.391.2778
  • University of Michigan Travel Clinic - 734.764.8320
  • Kent County Health Department - 616.632.7100
  • Passport Health - 616.855.5777


These clinics will be using up the remaining U.S.-made Yellow Fever vaccine. After this supply is gone, a French version (Stamaril) will be dispensed to these clinics and administered to clients who are traveling to countries that require Yellow Fever vaccine for entry. 


Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Testing

Skin testing (PPD) for tuberculosis (TB) is available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between Noon and 4:30 pm by appointment. 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 and ID to: (231) 724-3596


  1. Mail the Request Form and copy of ID to:
    Public Health - Muskegon County

Immunization Program
209 E Apple Ave

Muskegon, MI 49442

Please allow 7 business days for processing.

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 Adult Vaccine Program (MI-AVP)

The MI-AVP 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-AVP 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.
  • HPV for females 19-26, males 19-21 and also males 22-26 within a high risk group.
  • PCV13 for those 19 years and older meeting certain criteria
  • PPSV23 for those 19-64 years with asthma or who smoke or those 65 and older who have received a dose after 65.
  • Zoster for those 60 years and older with no insurance for this vaccine. 


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


Immunization Nurse Education (INE)

In partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), 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 MDHHS 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) 724-1289.