Immunizations

Masks are required at all appointments.

Immunizations or vaccinations help protect us, our children and our community from the spread of infectious diseases. Childhood immunizations (or an exemption) are required in the state of Iowa to attend school and daycare. These prevent the spread of contagious diseases including measles, polio, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough or pertussis, and diptheria.

To obtain immunization records, contact your health care provider, Pottawattamie County Public Health, or submit a record request to the Iowa Department of Public Health Immunization Program.

Iowa Immunization Registry Information System

Pertussis

Pertussis (whooping cough) is very dangerous for babies less than 2 months old. The CDC recommends pregnant women receive a Tdap with every pregnancy in the beginning of the third trimester. This vaccination lowers the risk of whooping cough in babies less than 2 months old by 78%, and hospitalizations by 91%.

Resources

Availability

Pottawattamie County Public Health provides free immunizations for children 0-18 years of age that are uninsured, underinsured, American Indian, Alaskan native, or have Medicaid.

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