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Lander, WY  82520
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Immunizations

ADULTS

Adult immunizations provided through our agency are privately purchased vaccines.  We strive to keep the costs affordable
to all members of the community.  Pricing may change without notice according to our purchasing ability.

 Hepatitis A    Series of 2 separated by 6 months       

Hepatitis A is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drink that was contaminated with the virus.

 Hepatitis B       Series of 3 – takes 6 months to complete 

Hepatitis B is spread through contact with the blood and body fluids of an infected person.

 Measles/Mumps/ Rubella (MMR) 

Any person born after 1956 should get at least one dose unless they can show that they have had either the vaccine or the diseases.

 Tetanus Diphtheria (Td)  

Every 10 years this vaccine protects from bacteria that enters the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds.  Boosters can by given in 5 years if a serious injury occurs.

 Tetanus/Diphtheria/ Pertussis (Tdap)       

This new vaccine was licensed in 2005.  It protects with all of the components of TD with the added protection of pertussis (whooping cough).  Vaccine is once in a lifetime and strongly recommended for those working with or in close contact with children.  After the initial TDaP injection a TD booster will be recommended every 10 years.

 Meningococcal        

Adults are recommended to receive the meningitis vaccine if they are attending college & living in a dorm setting or traveling to parts of the world where the disease is common.  Recommendations also include anyone with a damaged spleen, or whose spleen has been removed and any person who has an immune system disorder.

 Influenza (flu)      

Vaccines are administered yearly beginning around October.  The components of the vaccine are determined by the CDC by following statistics from the previous year.

 Pneumonia   

This vaccine is once in a lifetime for adults 65 years of age and older.  It is also recommended to be given to adults with chronic illnesses such as asthma or diabetes.  The vaccine protects against 23 different types of pneumococcal bacteria.

 Zostavax   

This is a one-time vaccination.  This vaccine was licensed in 2005 and is available for adults over 60 years of age.  The vaccine is used to prevent shingles.  It can also reduce the pain associated with shingles.

 

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CHILDREN

Vaccination clinics are by appointment only. Every Wednesday is vaccination clinic in Lander; and Thursday being vaccination clinic in Riverton.     In Lander call 332.1073;   in Riverton call 332.856.6979;   for Dubois, please call the Riverton number or 1.800.967.2297 ext 3620.  The State of Wyoming Health Department funds some vaccines for children ages 0-18.  Our local public health agencies follow a sliding fee scale based on your income.  No youth will be refused due to inability to pay.

The basic infant series consists of the following to be given at 2, 4, 6 month intervals

-Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

-Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)

– Hepatitis B

– Pneumococcal (PCV13)

– Rotavirus

– Haemophilus Influenza Type B (HIB)

Vaccines can be combined by the manufacturer & given under the commercial name of Pentacel.

12 months of age a child should receive:

-Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

-Chickenpox (Varicella)

-Hepatitis A* – series of 2 given 6 months apart

*Hepatitis A is not a required vaccine but private stock is available for $36

15 months of age requires a booster of:

-Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

-Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)

-Pneumococcal (PCV)

Kindergarten 4-6 years of age should receive:

-Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)

-Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)

-Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

-Chickenpox (Varicella)

Junior High 11-14 years of age should receive:

-Diphtheria, Tetanus (TD) or

-Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

-Meningococcal

-Human Papillomavirus (HPV)  A series of 3 shots, six months to complete

 

Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) presents a new handout for healthcare professionals called “Evidence Shows Vaccines Unrelated to Autism.” This new handout can be extremely helpful when talking with parents who have read about or heard claims that vaccines cause autism. The document lays out scientific evidence that refutes claims that any relationship exists between vaccines and autism. It also presents information on the findings of current research into autism’s causes. All of the IAC’s handouts are free and posted online for you to download and make copies. To access all of IAC’s free handouts go to: www.immunize.org/handouts.

Universal Select Changes July 1st, 2011

Due to budget constraints with the current state biennium, the Immunization Section has transitioned from a Universal vaccine supply policy to Universal‐Select policy. Effective July 1, 2011, Fremont County Public Health will continue to immunize non‐VFC eligible children (i.e. children with health insurance that covers immunizations) using publicly‐provided vaccines with the exception of the following vaccines:

1. Hepatitis A

2. Human papillomavirus (HPV)

3. Influenza

4. Meningococcal conjugate

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scientists-confirm-theres-nothing-but-misinformation-on-anti-vax-sites

 

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