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Children's Immunizations

You want to do what is best for your children.  You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe.  But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?  Do you know if your child is up to date with his or her vaccines?  If you are not sure, ask your health care provider or contact any of our Macomb County Health Department Immunization Clinics.
 

Childhood Immunization Facts

  • Make sure your child is fully immunized.  Remember to immunize your children at birth, 2, 4,  6 and 12-15 months of age.  Immunize your children against dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases before they are two years old.
  • If your child is two years old or younger and has not been fully immunized, he or she may become seriously ill from a vaccine-preventable disease such as measles, whooping cough, or chickenpox. 
  • Immunizations are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children against serious diseases.
  • Infants are particularly vulnerable to infections diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunization.  Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States, and all of them will need to be immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
  • Because of the success of  vaccines in preventing disease, parents often are unaware that their children are at risk for so many serious and life-threatening diseases.
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases still circulate in the United States and around the world, so continued vaccination is necessary to protect everyone from potential outbreaks.
  • Immunization is extremely safe.  Vaccines are thoroughly tested before being approved for public use and monitored carefully by doctors, researchers and public health officials.
  • Children are far more likely to be harmed by serious infectious diseases than by immunization.  Immunization protects families and communities.  Children who are not immunized increase the chance that others will get the disease.
  • Vaccinations need to occur throughout our life span - not just during childhood.  For example, adults need a Tetanus containing booster every ten years and a flu vaccine yearly.
 

Childhood Immunization Resources

 

For All Immunization Clinic Visits

  • A parent/guardian must be available to sign clinic health forms for each child.  If unable to speak/read English, please bring an adult translator.
  • Bring all immunization records.
  • Bring Medicaid, Medicare Part B or cash/check (we do not accept credit or debit cards.)
  • As of January 1, 2003 Macomb County Health Department clinics began charging for administration of vaccines (cash or check only.)  Fee schedules are available at all clinics.  Medicaid/Medicare B will be billed for approved vaccines.
 
Click here for Macomb County Health Department Immunization Clinic hours, locations and contact information.
 

Any Questions?

Email us now or call 586-469-5372.

 


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