CELINA- (6-14-21) The Mercer County Health District offers the required vaccinations for children and adolescents attending schools and child care programs. Now is the time to vaccinate to prevent diseases such as such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Meningococcal, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Your doctor’s office or pharmacy may also give the vaccines. Always ask if they accept your insurance.

Review the list below to make sure your child is up-to-date on immunizations required to attend school this fall.

Preschoolers

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) (4 doses)
  • Polio (3 doses)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) (1 dose)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) (1 dose)
  • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
  • Hepatitis A (2 doses)
  • Haemophilus (3- 4 doses)

Kindergarteners (4-6 years of age) *Children can receive these vaccines any time after they are 4 years of age.

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) (5th dose)
  • Polio (IPV) (4th Dose)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) (2nd Dose)
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) (2nd Dose)

7th Graders (11 – 12 years of age)

  • Meningococcal Disease (MenACWY) (One dose)
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Two doses – *Recommended)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) (One dose)

Seniors (16 to 18 years of age)

  • Meningococcal Disease (MenACWY) (2nd dose)
  • Serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) (2 doses – *Recommended)

The MCHD is a Vaccines for Children (VFC) Provider, meaning no one is turned away for inability to pay for childhood vaccines.  To avoid a surge in appointments in August, the MCHD encourages parents to schedule vaccinations as soon as possible. Please call 419-586-3251 option 2 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.