Vaccines & Immunizations

 

**Jones County Public Health does NOT provide any immunizations**

 

Adults may receive immunizations from their primary care provider or a pharmacy. Children must receive most of their immunizations from their primary care provider. Linn County Public Health is also able to provide immunizations for Jones County residents, both adults and children. You may contact them at 319-892-6093 for more information.

One of the best ways to protect infants, children, and adults against potentially harmful diseases is through vaccination. Vaccines reduce the risk of infection by working with the body's natural defenses to help it safely develop immunity to disease. 

 

 

 

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Vaccines for Children (VFC)

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The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines. A child is eligible for VFC vaccines if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is either (1) medicaid eligible; (2) uninsured; (3) under-insured; or (4) American Indian or Alaska Native.

 

There is no charge for any vaccines given by a VFC provider to eligible children. But there can be some other costs with the vaccination. 

  • Doctors can charge a set (or standard) fee to administer each shot. However, if the family can't afford the fee per shot, the fee must be excused. A VFC-eligible child cannot be refused vaccination due to the parent's or guardian's inability to pay for shot administration.

  • There can be a fee for the office visit.

  • There can be fees for non-vaccine services, like an eye exam or blood test.

 

More information on the VFC program.

 

List of VFC providers in Jones County

 

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Useful Links for More Information

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Linn County Health Services

Jones Regional Medical Center Occupational Health Services

Iowa Department of Public Health - Iowa Immunization Requirements

 

CDC: Vaccines & Immunizations

Healthy Children

Vaccine Myths & Facts

You can look up immunization records on the Iowa Immunization Registry

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Recommended Immunizations (Vacunas Recomendadas)

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Children: Birth to Age 6 (Español

     Immunizations & Developmental Milestones

     Create a Schedule of Vaccines Needed

 

Preteens and Teens (Español)

 

Adults (Español)

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