Immunization Clinic

What’s the difference between making decisions about immunizations versus other types of health care:
When you decided not to have certain tests when you were pregnant, such as genetic testing, only you
and your family were affected. But decisions about immunization affect public health.

There’s a concept called “herd immunity,” and we all depend on it. Herd immunity limits the spread of a
disease when a large enough percentage of the population is vaccinated against it. This indirectly protects
unimmunized people. When the percentage of people vaccinated drops below a certain level – which
varies from disease to disease – we no longer meet the herd immunity threshold and the spread of a
previously rare disease becomes possible.

If we stopped vaccinating, or even if our level of vaccination declined to specific levels, diseases that are
almost unknown would return. More children would get sick and more would die.

Immunization is a choice you make for your child and your family. It is also a choice you make for us all.
Make a choice for public health!


Clinic Information:

Audrain County Health Department offers immunizations to those in need and also meet the vaccine eligibility
criteria.  This clinic is held twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Mexico
at the Audrain County Health Department, and the 2nd Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the
Lange Building in Vandalia.  

You MUST bring your immunization record with you.

A person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or be accompanied by
another adult and have written permission from parent or legal guardian.

What shots does my child need?

Birth to 12 years
7 to 18 years
19 and older

Vaccinations are NOT just for kids!

Adult Vaccinations are an  important step in protecting your health.  You took great care of making sure your
children were vaccinated against diseases.  Now its your time to take care of yourself.  As you get older, you
may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases due to your age, job, hobbies, travel or chronic health
conditions.  

You should take the following steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:
  •        Learn about vaccines recommended for adults based on age and risk factor
  •        Talk with a healthcare professional about which vaccines are right for you
  •        Get vaccinated
  •        Keep track of your vaccinations and make sure you stay up to date
 
ACHD is contracted with the following insurance companies:

  • AETNA Better Health of Missouri
  • Aetna/Coventry
  • All Savers/UHC Choice Plus
  • Anthem BCBS - Blue Preferred PPO
  • Anthem BCBS - Blue Preferred
  • Anthem BCBS - Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS - Federal Employees Plan
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • CIGNA
  • Coventry ASO
  • Coventry PPO
  • Coventry - My Retiree Health Program
  • GEHA/Healthlink OAIII
  • Golden Rule/United Healthcare
  • Healthlink/Meritian
  • Healthlink/CoreSource
  • Home State
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers
  • Medicare Part B (Pneumonia and Flu)
  • MoHealthnet
  • Missouri Care
  • MoDOT/MSHP
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare - Navigate Plus
  • UMR - UHC Network
  • UMWA
  • United Healthcare - Compass
  • United Healthcare - Core
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Charter
  • United Healthcare - Select
  • Tricare West
Audrain County Health Department
Public Health: Better Health, Better Missouri.