Welcome to Audrain County Health Department.  Public Health: Better Health, Better Missouri.
The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) proudly and diligently serves the Audrain County
Community, and is committed to addressing the public health needs of individuals.  The ACHD exists
under RSMO 205.010-115, County Health and Welfare Programs in order to provide the various and
multi-faceted public health programs for the Audrain County community and its citizens.  The Audrain
County Health Department is here for you.  By taking a proactive approach, rather than a reactive one,
we can hope to positively affect and influence the lives of each and every one of us.  The ACHD hopes you
will find the information contained within this website useful, and looks forward to working with the
community in facing the challenges of the future.  
1130 South Elmwood Drive
P.O. Box 957
Mexico, MO 65265
Phone: (573) 581-1332
Fax: (573) 581-6652
1130 South Elmwood
P.O. Box 957
Mexico, MO 65265
Phone: (573) 581-1332
Fax: (573) 581-6652
Hours: Monday through Friday
8:00AM to 4:00PM.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Audrain County Health Department
is a proud member of  United Way!
Flu Vaccine Still Available At ACHD
Even though the influenza bug has yet to strike this season in Audrain County, officials at the Audrain
County Health Department (ACHD) wish to remind residents now is the time to vaccinate yourself and
family members before it does.

ACHD has plenty of the vaccine still available to area residents and, since no official cases have been
reported in the county this season, this is a good time to make sure you are protected as well as can be
when it is reported. The vaccine takes up to two weeks to take effect once a person is injected with it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site, the flu season throughout the country
primarily runs from October to May each year, with the prime activity between December and February.
The ACHD recommends those residents six months of age and older receive a yearly flu vaccination.
The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services has reported sporadic cases of the flu in the
central Missouri region thus far this season, and that number is expected to rise. While the vaccine is not a
foolproof way to make sure you do not get the illness, the CDC says receiving it greatly enhances your
chances the flu will not be as likely to strike you as the season progresses.

Audrain County has averaged 188 cases of influenza being reported over the last three years, with 2012
being the high with 256 cases and 2013 being the low with only 104 cases reported. These are the official
numbers being reported to the health department and may not reflect the actual total number of cases in the
county because a lot of those with the illness do not usually go to a physician for treatment. Most will
convalesce at home without reporting it.

If payment is a concern for those that have not received the vaccine yet, ACHD does accept around 20
insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid.

To find out if your insurance provider is accepted at ACHD, and to set up an appointment for a flu shot,
contact the ACHD at 573-581-1332, or stop by at 1130 South Elmwood Drive in Mexico.