Vaccines Your Family Needs


Every parent wants to protect their child. It’s why doctors and researchers have worked so hard to create vaccines that will put an end to severe or deadly diseases. As your local health department, our mission is to help local families take control of their own health and prevent diseases from impacting their family.

Sadly, tens of thousands of Americans get sick from preventable diseases every year. When it’s preventable, there’s no need to put yourself, your child or your community at risk. 

Most vaccines, including your annual flu shot, can be administered at one of our 5 clinics. 


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Vaccines & Safety


As your local health department, our goal is to prevent sickness and disease. Not cause it. We want to see healthy children in our community and that begins with vaccines from birth into adulthood. 

Right now there is a lot of talk across the internet about vaccines and autism. But, we encourage all of our parents to understand the facts before making a decision. After extensive research the CDC has not found a link between autism and vaccines. You can read more about their studies and findings here. 

Another common misconception is that children shouldn’t be vaccinated if they’re not feeling well. But, if your child has a low-grade fever, a common cold, ear infection or mild diarrhea, there’s no need to reschedule. It’s important that they receive their vaccines on time. If your child isn’t feeling well just give us a call so we can determine if your child can be vaccinated. If your child has a serious illness or medical condition, talk with your child’s doctor. They’ll be able to determine which vaccines your child can and cannot get at each visit. Learn more about it here.



When to Get Vaccinated


We work to ensure every local child is immunized. This means we’re keeping your vaccine records and sending you reminders when your child’s next vaccine is due. If you’re not sure which vaccine you or your child needs and when, the CDC provides a complete list of vaccines with the recommended ages

Even if you’re pregnant the CDC recommends you get vaccinated to protect yourself and your baby. By getting the flu and whooping cough vaccines you’re helping strengthen your baby’s immune system even after birth.

Remember, this is a preventive measure to keep your family healthy from birth to adulthood. If you don’t have a complete immunization record, give us a call to talk about your options.



Vaccines for Travelers


The vaccines you’ll need before traveling can be found on the CDC website. Before any foreign or domestic trip, make sure your routine vaccinations are current. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. These can all be scheduled with your local Pennyrile District Health Department.



VaccinesAbbreviationsTrade Names
Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccineDTaPDaptacel
Infanrix
Diphtheria, tetanus vaccineDTNo Trade Name
Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccineHib (PRP-T)
Hib (PRP-OMP)
ActHIB Hiberix
PedvaxHIB
Hepatitis A vaccineHepAHavrix
Vaqta
Hepatitis B vaccineHepBEngerix-B
Recombivax HB
Human papillomavirus vaccineHPVGardasil 9
Influenza vaccine (inactivated)IIVMultiple
Influenza vaccine (live, attenuated)LAIVFluMist
Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccineMMRM-M-R II
Meningococcal serogroups A, C, W, Y vaccineMenACWY-D
MenACWY-CRM
Menactra
Menveo
Meningococcal serogroup B vaccineMenB-4C
MenB-FHbp
Bexsero
Trumenba
Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccinePCV13Prevnar 13
Poliovirus vaccine (inactivated)IPVIPOL
Rotavirus vaccineRV1
RV5
Rotarix
RotaTeq
Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccineTdapAdacel
Boostrix
Tetanus and diphtheria vaccineTdTenivac
Td vaccine
Varicella vaccineVARVarivax

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services, andeducating our communities to promote
healthier lifestyles.
 
Services of the Pennyrile District Health Department are
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Pennyrile District Health Department - (270) 365-6505
Caldwell County Health Center - (270) 365-6571
Crittenden County Health Center - (270) 965-5215
Livingston County Health Center -(270) 928-2193
Lyon County Health Center - (270) 388-9763
Trigg County Health Department - (270) 522-8121

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