Immunizations

If someone other than a parent or legal guardian is bringing a minor child to the Seneca County General Health District (SCGHD) for services, the following steps are to be completed prior to the appointment:

For an immunization visit:

Print off the following forms:

1-     INTERNET CONSENT FORM and

2-     HIPAA Ins. Consent Form

Send the completed forms, a current shot record and health insurance card(s) with the adult that is bringing your child.

For any other nursing service,

Print off the following forms

1-      Consent for care and

2-      HIPAA Ins. Consent Form

Send the completed forms and health insurance card(s) with the adult that is bringing your child.

Immunizations Available:

  • Vaccines Available for Childhood Illnesses
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Flu, Pneumonia and Other Adult Immunizations

Vaccines are the safest means of protection for infants against deadly diseases.  By the time a child is 2 years of age, the following vaccines should have been administered (according to the Ohio Department of Health):

  • 4 DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • 3 Polio (inactivated polio)
  • 4 Hib   (haemophilus influenzae b)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 1 MMR  (measles, mumps, rubella) 1 Varicella (chickenpox)

When a child reaches the age of Kindergarten, the following vaccines are required:

  • 5 DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • 4 Polio (inactivated polio)
  • 3 Hepatitis B
  • 2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • 2 Varicella (chicken pox)

When a child is going into seventh (7th) grade a Tdap will now be required.

CDC’s Birth to 18 years and “Catch-Up” Immunization Schedule

CDC’s Adult Immunization Schedule

Before children were immunized, parents in the United States could expect that every year:

  • Polio would paralyze 10,000 children.
  • Rubella (German Measles) would cause birth defects and mental retardation in as many as 20,000 newborns.
  • Measles would infect about 4 million children — killing 3,000.
  • Diphtheria would be one of the most common causes of death in school-aged children.
  • A bacterium called Hib would cause meningitis in 25,000 children, leaving many with permanent brain damage.
  • Pertussis (whooping cough) would kill 8,000 children, most of who were under the age of 12 months.

Taken from What Every Parent Should Know About Vaccines,  Paul Offit & Louis Bell, 1998.)

Vaccines and Your Baby

Links:

**For Foreign Travel Vaccinations:

CDC Immunization Update     1-800-282-0546
To receive faxed information only, call 1-877-394-8747