Immunizations

 


Immunizations protect us from dangerous diseases. These diseases can have serious complications including death. Immunizations are a cost effective health intervention. The World Health Organization estimates over 2.5 million deaths are averted through vaccination each year. Keeping your child’s immunization up to date helps ensure your child is protected against dangerous diseases.


Immunizations are given according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended schedule. Immunizations are administered by appointment at all county health departments and 9 off-site clinics located in area schools.


Adult Immunization Services


Vaccines aren't just for kids! We offer immunizations for adults, too!
Unlike most of our clinic services, adult immunizations are not based on a sliding fee scale, and payment must be made at the time of service. PDHD can bill Medicaid for routine adult vaccines, and we do accept the KY Employees Health Plan for these immunizations.


Here is a list of the adult vaccines we have readily available and their costs.

 

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) $52
  • Td (Tetanus) $24.50
  • Tdap $27
  • Hepatitis B $37*
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    The Hepatitis B immunization is a series of three shots during a 6 month period. The cost is $37 per shot.

     

    For more information call one of our clinic locations.

     

    CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS


    PDHD offers complete immunization programs for children from birth to age 18. Based on income, families may qualify for the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program. Through VFC, vaccines are available for only the cost of the office visit. Contact you local health department for more information or to schedule an appointment.


    Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule Immunization schedule from birth to age 16
    http://www.cdc.gov/travel/index.htm Vaccine recommendation for foreign travel
    Immunizations for Adults Find out the importance of getting your flu and pneumonia shots early.


    More Information:


    Cabinet For Health and Family Services - KY Immunization Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Vaccines for Children Program
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Immunization Schedules

     

    HIV/STD Screening/ Treatment


    Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) affect people of all ages, races, income level, education and backgrounds. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 19 million new STD/STI infections occur each year. Almost half of the cases reported are among young people ages 15 to 24. STD/STI is a very serious risk to the health and well being of hundreds of men and women in our community. STD/STI, left untreated, can cause serious health problems and even death.


    Many STD/STI are curable, if you follow your health care provider’s instructions and complete all of your medication.


    STDs are spread during sexual activity, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. Some STDs (HIV and hepatitis B) are also spread by contact with infected blood.

     

     

    Some common STD/STI

     

    Chlamydia Bacterial Infection Curable
    Trichomoniasis "Trich" Bacterial Infection Curable
    Crabs Parasites or bugs that live on pubic hair in the genital area. Curable
    Herpes Recurrent viral infection causing blisters on anus, vagina or penis Treatable
    HPV/Warts Viral infection of the skin in the the genital area & female's cervix. Treatable
    Syphilis Bacterial infection affecting genitals, heart, & nerves Curable

    Gonorrhea

    "the clap"

    Bacterial infection of the penis, vagina or anus Curable in early stages
    HIV/AIDS Viral Infection Treatable

     

     

    More about HIV/AIDS

     

    AIDS is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The virus kills or damages cells of the body's immune system, which destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.

     

    HIV is primarily found in the blood, semen, or vaginal fluid of an infected person. HIV is transmitted in 3 main ways:

     

  • Having sex (anal, vaginal, or oral) with someone infected with HIV
  • Sharing needles and syringes with someone infected with HIV
  • Being exposed (fetus or infant) to HIV before or during birth or through breast feeding
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    How do I know if I have an STD?


    If you think you might have an STD, get yourself tested. The Pennyrile District Health Department provides STD testing and treatment. We also provide HIV testing. All of our services are confidential; you may request HIV testing anonymously.


    You can call one of our clinics to make an appointment for testing.
    We provide all services with the utmost respect for privacy and confidentiality.


    What to watch for

     

    Women and Men:


  • Sores, bumps or blisters near your sex organs, rectum or mouth.
  • Burning and/or pain when you urinate (pee) or have a bowel movement. Need to urinate (pee) often.
  • Itching around your sex organs.
  • Swelling or redness in your throat.
  • A flu-like feeling, with fever, chills and aches.
  • Swelling in your groin - the area around your sex organs.
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    Women:


  • An unusual discharge or smell from your vagina
  • Pain in your pelvic area - the area between your belly and your vagina
  • Burning or itching around your vagina.
  • Bleeding from your vagina that is not your regular period.
  • Pain deep inside your vagina when you have sex.
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    Men:

     

  • A drip or discharge from your penis
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    How to protect your self from a STD/STI


    If you think you might have a STD/STI, get tested. Prompt medical treatment is an important step in breaking the disease cycle.