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A wide range of vaccines are available at Health Department

Mon August 1, 2011

DUPAGE COUNTY-Residents often contact the DuPage County Health Department to find out what immunizations are available at the Health Department. We are pleased to inform them that we offer a wide range of vaccines for both adults and children.

Immunization services are offered at the Public Health Centers in Lombard, Westmont and Wheaton. Both childhood and adult immunizations are available for a fee.  In addition, childhood immunizations are available through the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program for children who do not have insurance or have insurance that does not cover immunizations. Parents should contact the Health Department to check the eligibility of their children for VFC.

Anyone with questions about specific vaccines, clinic schedules and costs for the vaccines should contact the Health Department. Vaccine availability and supplies may vary.

Here is the current list of vaccines available at the Health Department:

  • DTaP. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough).
  • Td. Protects against diphtheria and tetanus (lockjaw) (age 7 plus).
  • Tdap. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough) (age 7 plus).
  • Pediarix. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), polio and hepatitis B (disease that affects the liver).
  • Kinrix. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough) and polio.
  • Pentacel. Protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough) polio and Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b).
  • IPV. Protects against polio.
  • Hib. Protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b (can cause serious disease including meningitis and pneumonia).
  • Hep B. Protects against hepatitis B (disease that affects the liver).
  • Hep A. Protects against hepatitis A (disease that affects the liver).
  • MMR. Protects against measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Varicella. Protects against chickenpox.
  • HPV. Protects against most types of cervical cancer and genital warts.
  • MMRV. Booster for kindergartners.  Protects against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.
  • Prevnar. Protects against blood infections, pneumonia, and meningitis.
  • Menactra. Protects against meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord) and blood infections.
  • Rotateq. Protects against rotavirus (severe diarrhea).
  • Flu. Protects against illness caused by influenza virus.

Persons with questions about adult and child vaccines should call the Health Department at (630) 682-7400.

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