Immunizations are one of the greatest accomplishments of public health. Once common diseases are becoming a rare occurrence thanks to individuals who vaccinate. The Moniteau County Health Center is proud to offer immunizations to our community.
Immunization Clinic Hours
Vaccines are available Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am-11:30 am; 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. Call for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!
Children 18 years of age and younger may receive vaccines at the Moniteau County Health Center. The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) provides immunizations to infants through age 18 in the following categories: those who are uninsured, those underinsured, those who are covered by MO Health Net (Medicaid), and those of Alaskan or Native American decent.
Some private insurances can be billed for vaccines.
The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health conditions, and previous immunizations. The Moniteau County Health Center can offer most vaccines for persons 18 and older who have no insurance or whose insurance does not cover the vaccine. Some private insurances may also be billed for vaccines.
Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against:
- Seasonal influenza (flu) (for all adults)
- Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) (for all adults who have not previously received the Tdap vaccine)
- Shingles (for adults 50 years and older)
- Pneumococcal disease (for adults with specific conditions such as asthma/smokers, and all adults aged 65 years and older)
Other vaccinations you may need include those that protect against human papillomavirus (which can cause certain cancers), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, chickenpox (varicella), and measles, mumps and rubella.
Influenza ‘Flu’ Shot
The Influenza virus can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. Anyone can get influenza, but rates of infection are highest among children. Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions – such as heart, lung, and kidney disease, and people with weakened immune systems can get much sicker. It is especially important for these persons to get flu shots.
Symptoms of influenza are fever/chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose, and fatigue. Flu can cause high fever and pneumonia, as well as make existing medical conditions worse. Each year thousands of people die from influenza and even more require hospitalization.
Influenza vaccine is recommended every year for everyone 6 months of age and older. Flu vaccines are available for anyone 6 months of age and older.
These vaccines are available for anyone who are:
- Not insured
- Under insured (Insurance does not cover)
- A MO Health Net (Medicaid) participant
- Covered under most private insurances
Anyone traveling out of the United States may be at risk for exposure to diseases that are uncommon in this country.
For more information about appropriate international travel vaccination and other recommendations on safe travel, click here. This site also has information about where the closest clinics are located that have vaccines that are not routinely available at local doctor offices or Health Departments.
What do I need to bring to an immunization appointment?
- Up-to-date immunization record
- Insurance card (if applicable)