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Chronic Diseases – Summary

Immunization Shot Clinic Schedule

Shot clinics are held every Monday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm
unless a holiday occurs on that day which clinics would be closed.
No appointment is necessary for either shot clinic
Up to date shot record and social security number are required

Effective February, 2012 there is a $10.00 charge for all PPD’s.
There is a .50 cent charge for clients needing copies of shot records.

The immunization program is offered in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health
and Senior Services and CDC.  Our vaccines are purchased, in part, with federal funds.   If you
have any questions, please call this number: 573-431-1947, extension 142.

St. Francois County Health Center participates in the Vaccine For Children Program (VFC).
VFC is an entitlement program based solely on eligibility for children from birth through 18 years of age who:
• Are on MO Health Net (Medicaid)
• Have no health insurance
• Are an American Indian/Alaskan Native
•  Underinsured

We accept most insurances for immunizations.  Upon arrival for immunization clinics please have available your insurance cards and immunization records. 

TDAP VaccineFlu Shots

TDAP Vaccine is Available

DTaP is a vaccine that helps children younger than age 7 develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: Dyptheria, Tetanus, and Whooping Cough (pertussis).

TDaP is a booster immunization given at age 11 that offers continued protection from those diseases for adolescents and adults.

In an effort to ensure that Missourians are vaccinated against pertussis (Whooping Cough),
St. Francois County Health Center, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is offering all residents an opportunity to receive the vaccine. We are focusing
on immunizing individuals who are 11 years old and older (including adults) with TDaP.  TDaP protects against tetanus, dyptheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
(Most insurance companies will cover this vaccine).  

TETANUS (Lockjaw) causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness, usually all over the body.

•  It can lead to tightening of muscles in the head and neck so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow, or sometimes even breathe.  Tetanus kills about 1 out of 5 people who are infected.

DYPTHERIA can cause a thick membrane to cover the back of the throat.

•   It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure and death.

PERTUSSIS (whooping cough) causes severe coughing spells which can lead to difficulty breathing, vomiting, and disturbed sleep.

•  It can lead to weight loss, incontinence, rib fractures, and losing consciousness from violent coughing.  Up to 2 in 100 adolescents and 5 in 100 adults with pertussis are hospitalized or have complications, including pneumonia and death.

These 3 diseases are all caused by bacteria and are VACCINE PREVENTABLE Dyptheria and pertussis are spread from person to person.  Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches and wounds.

Anyone over the age of 11 (including adults) may receive a TDaP vaccination.  Anyone who has contact with an infant (under the age of 12 months), mothers, fathers, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and babysitters are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.   Also, teachers, healthcare workers, daycare workers, etc. should take advantage of this opportunity.

This is also an excellent opportunity to have your 7th and 8th graders vaccinated.  Tdap is required for school attendance before entering 8th grade.  As long as your child receives their TDaP after the age of 11 years, they will meet that requirement.  An additional Tdap will not be necessary before starting 8th grade.

Flu shots
are now available to St. Francois County Health Center

For more information call 573.431.1947 ext 131

Feel free to contact us
St. Francois County Health Center
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(573) 431-1947 ext 131