Immunizations that are recommended/required for children include polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps & rubella, pneumococcal, HIB (Haemophilus Influenza Type B), hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella (chicken pox), human papillomavirus (HPV), and influenza.
It is recommended that adults receive the Td (Tetanus/diphtheria) vaccine every 10 years. Adult hepatitis A and B vaccine, pneumonia and influenza immunizations are also available. All adults should also receive a one time dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine.
NEW CHANGE FOR CHILDREN/ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS:
As of March 31, 2008 Southwestern District Health Unit will be able to bill private insurance for immunizations.
Please check your insurance benefit booklet or call your insurance company and ask the following questions:
- Do I have insurance that covers immunizations?
- Does my insurance cover the recommended immunizations?
- Are there any coverage limitations or restrictions?
- Will I have to pay anything for immunizations like co-pays or deductibles?
Please bring your insurance cards for any insurance to be billed and your policy information with you to your appointment.