Are Your Family’s Immunizations On Track?

There’s a Lot to Worry About, Take Disease Off the List.

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Recommended Immunizations For Every Age: 

Newborn – School Age Immunization Schedule

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Pre-Teen, Teen & Young Adult Immunizations

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50+? It’s Time to Protect Yourself From Shingles

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65+? Schedule your Pneumonia Immunization

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Is the Immunization Schedule Safe?

Every parent wants to protect their child. It’s why doctors and researchers have worked so hard to create protections and a reasonable immunization schedule 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 immunizations, including your annual flu shot, can be administered at one of our 5 clinics.

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 immunized 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 immunization on time. If your child isn’t feeling well, just give us a call so we can determine if your child can receive their shot(s). If your child has a serious illness or medical condition, talk with your child’s doctor. They’ll be able to determine what your child can and cannot get at each visit. Learn more about it here.

When Should You Schedule Your Immunizations?

We work to ensure every local child is immunized. This means we’re keeping your immunization records and sending you reminders when your child’s next dose is due. If you’re not sure your family’s immunizations are on track, the CDC provides a complete list of vaccines with the recommended ages

Even if you’re pregnant the CDC recommends you get immunized 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.

Immunization Options for Travelers

Before traveling, it’s important to see what type of immunization you need. Recommendations can be found on the CDC website. Before any foreign or domestic trip, make sure your immunization records are current. This may include immunization against: measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), and the flu. These can all be scheduled with your local Pennyrile District Health Department.

VaccinesAbbreviationsTrade Names
Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccineDTaPDaptacel
Diphtheria, tetanus vaccineDTNo Trade Name
Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccineHib (PRP-T)
ActHIB Hiberix
Hepatitis A vaccineHepAHavrix
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
Meningococcal serogroup B vaccineMenB-4C
Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccinePCV13Prevnar 13
Poliovirus vaccine (inactivated)IPVIPOL
Rotavirus vaccineRV1
Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccineTdapAdacel
Tetanus and diphtheria vaccineTdTenivac
Td vaccine
Varicella vaccineVARVarivax

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services, and educating our communities to promote
healthier lifestyles.
Services of the Pennyrile District Health Department are
available to all qualified persons regardless of race, creed,
color, sex, country of origin, or disability.

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Pennyrile District Health Department - (270) 388-9747
Caldwell County Health Department - (270) 365-6571
Crittenden County Health Department - (270) 965-5215
Livingston County Health Department - (270) 928-2193
Lyon County Health Department - (270) 388-9763
Trigg County Health Department - (270) 522-8121

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