The Rush County Health Department will conduct its next Immunization Clinic for children from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 105 at the Rush County Courthouse.
Immunizations available are Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Hib, Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chickenpox,) Prevnar, Rotovirus, HPV (Gardasil,) and Meningococcal (Menactra.) Influenza vaccine is also available at this clinic. There are provided free of charge from the Indiana State Department of Health to children through the age of 18.
Children under 18 are required to have a parent or guardian fill out and sign permission forms each time the child receives an immunization. Records of previous immunizations should be brought in with the child.
Beginning Jan. 1, Federal guidelines state if a child has insurance coverage, other than Medicaid, you will need to contact the insurance carrier to see if the insurance covers vaccines. If it does, you will need to contact your doctor and have the child receive his/her vaccine from the doctor. Even if you have a deductible or CO-pay, you must get the vaccine from the doctor.
To be eligible to receive the immunizations at the Rush County Health Department, you must be on Medicaid, or be uninsured or be underinsured which means that the insurance does not cover vaccines or a particular vaccine.
Any questions may be directed to the Rush County Health Department at 765-932-3103.