Benefits of Immunization
Keeping your immunizations and those of your child up-to-date provide you maximum protection against many diseases that can be life threatening, or at the very least, keep you out of work or your child out of school for several days. Diseases can also cause a large expense for diagnosis and treatment as compared to the cost of vaccine.
View the current Immunization Schedule.
Eligibility & Insurance
- All Pratt County residents and visitors are eligible for immunization services.
- All insurance companies will be billed for childhood immunizations.
- Medicare is billed for Influenza only.
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment for Immunizations and all other services, please call us at (620)672-4135. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Why is Immunization Important?
- Because it will protect your child against diseases that can hurt, cripple or kill
- For more information about the importance of immunizations, please visit the National Network for Immunization Information.
Before vaccines, 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 Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) would cause meningitis in 15,000 children, leaving many with permanent brain damage.
- Pertussis (whooping cough) would kill 8,000 children, most of whom were under the age of one.