Effective January 1, 2016, due to the federal health care changes, the Ohio Department of Health will not be supplying the Health Department with low-cost vaccine for those with vaccine/immunization insurance coverage. However, the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department has the ability to bill most insurance companies.
PLEASE NOTE: All vaccine services are by appointment from 9:00-11:00 AM and from 12:30-2:30 PM. Evening hours are available by appointment every first and third Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m. Insurance cards must be presented at each visit.
FLU VACCINE is available. High dose is also available (Medicare billable). Call 937-498-7249 to schedule your appointment.
Immunizations protect people from serious diseases that can cause breathing problems, brain damage, lung damage, blindness, seizures, and even death. Complete vaccination protection often requires 4 or more visits to your doctor or clinic. Shots may be received if taking antibiotics, cold symptoms or mild illness.
All parents want their children to be healthy, but we all know kids do not come with manuals. If they did, answering questions about immunizations and vaccines would be easy. Find the answers to your questions on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website, all supported by scientific research.
There is conflicting information in the news and on the Web about children’s immunizations. When you have a question about immunizations or vaccines, the AAP will provide you with the tools you need to make the best decision for your child’s health.
Your healthcare provider should give you a record of immunizations. If you don’t receive one, ask! Bring your records to all medical appointments and immunization clinics.
The Health Department provides vaccines for infants, children, adults, and individuals traveling internationally. Click on the link to view immunization schedules.
Children and Teens:
Recommended Vaccines for College:
Please Review the following website: www.cdc.gov/travel/destinations – click on destination, click on travelers and your destination. Review the information on required/recommended vaccines. Also review the information on the precautions and recommendations for traveling to the country of your destination. It is advised to start the process 6 months prior to traveling. A nurse will call you to arrange an immunization appointment within the next week.
The Vaccine Administration Form can be completed prior to the appointment if someone other than the parent/guardian will be accompanying the client who is under the age of 18. A permission slip from the parent/guardian must also be presented at the time of the visit.
If you are planning a trip to another country, please check out CDC’s Travel Page for not only information on required immunizations, but also recommended immunizations, travel tips, health alerts, etc.