Immunization | Greene County

Immunization Clinics

Regular vaccinations are an important part of keeping your child - and you - healthy and safe.  At Greene County Medical Center, keeping your child up-to-date is as easy as walking through the door.

During flu season, public health holds community flu clinics throughout the county.

Regular immunization clinics are held weekly on Wednesdays during office hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

An evening clinic is held on the third Thursday of each month from 4 - 6 p.m.  Any child in need of an immunization may come to the clinic.

Immunizations may be scheduled at other times and on other days by appointment.  We accept Medicaid and most private insurance plans that cover immunizations.  Call (515) 386-3228 or (800) 544-3554 for an appointment.

Child Immunizations

Your child is required to be fully immunized before entering any elementary or secondary school.

Immunization Schedules

Infant Recommendations (to be completed by age 2)

  • Polio (IPV): Three (3) doses
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis): Four (4) doses
  • HIB (Haemophilus Inflenza B): Three to four (3-4) doses
  • PCV13 (Pneumococcal conjugate): Four (4) doses
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): One (1) dose
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella zoster): One (1) dose 
  • Hepatitis A: Two (2) doses
  • Rotavirus: Three (3) doses

Early Childhood Programs (day care, preschool, Pied Pipers program, Head Start)

  • 4-5 months: 1 DTaP, 1 Polio, 1 Hib, 1 Prevnar
  • 6-11 months: 2 DTaP, 2 Polio, 2 Hib, 2 Prevnar
  • 12-18 months: 3 DTaP, 2 Polio, 2 Hib, 3 Prevnar
  • 19 months and older: 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 4 Prevnar, 1 MMR, 1 Varicella (or history of natural disease)

* Doses required for Hib and Prevnar may vary according to when the doses were initiated and given.

Kindergarten

  • Polio: At least four (4) doses of polio vaccine must be given with one dose being received after the child's 4th birthday.
  • DTaP: At least five (5) doses of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis must be given with one dose being received after the child's 4th birthday.
  • MMR: At least two (2) doses of measles and rubella-containing vaccine must be given with the first dose being received before 12 months of age and the second dose being received at least 28 days after the first dose.
  • Hepatitis B: At least three (3) doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Varicella: At least two (2) doses on or after 12 months of age (or history of natural disease).

*Note: Hib is not required for children entering elementary or secondary school.  Hib is not licensed for use in children 5 years or older.

Adolescents

  • Hepatitis A: Two (2) doses (if not received in early childhood)
  • Tdap: Recommended for all adolescents 11-18, required for entry into 7th grade
  • Menveo: Recommended at age 11 - two (2) doses if first dose given prior to age 16, one (1) dose if given at age 16 or older
  • HPV: Three (3) doses for all adolescents, regardless of gender
  • Varicella: Only given if there is no history of natural disease.  1-2 doses depending on prior history of immunizations.
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal: available for adolescents/adults ages 16-23

Requirements for children entering school in Iowa during 1st to 12th grade years vary according to birth date.

Provisional Certificates are available for children who have begun but not completed the required immunizations.

Adults

Public Health offers the following adult vaccinations as needed:

  • Hepatitis A: Two (2) doses
  • Hepatitis B: Three (3) doses
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate/Pneumococcal Polysaccharide: One (1) dose of this pneumonia vaccine is recommended for those age 65 or older
  • Zostivax: One (1) dose of this shingles vaccine is recommended for those age 60 or older
  • Tdap: One (1) dose recommended for all adults
  • Td: This tetanus/diphtheria vaccine is recommended once every 10 years 
  • HPV: Three (3) doses recommended for adults ages 19-26
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal: available for adolescents/adults ages 16-23
  • Shingrix (shingles vaccine): 2 doses recommended for people 50 years and older

Seasonal Influenza Clinics

Influenza clinics are held in Paton, Churdan, Jefferson, Rippey, Grand Junction and Scranton each year, usually between October and December.  The influenza vaccine is also offered on a daily basis in public health, usually between October and April.