IMMUNIZATIONS FOR ALL AGES
What types of immunizations do we provide?
The Scioto County Health Department provides immunizations for all ages, infants through seniors! We can help you with all your immunization needs, including:
- All infant, child, and adult recommended vaccines
- Required vaccines for school, college and employment
- Recommended vaccines for pregnancy (Influenza, Tdap in 3rd Trimester)
- Travel immunizations
Specific immunizations we provide include:
- Infants and young children: Dtap, Hib, Polio, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, MMR, Varicella, Influenza
- Preteens, teens, college age: Tdap, Meningococcal (MCV4), Meningitis B, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), Hepatitis A, Varicella, Influenza
- Adults: Tetanus (Tdap or Td), Pneumonia (Pneumovax-23 and Prevnar-13), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella, HPV, Shingles (for adults 50+), Influenza
- Travel: Typhoid (oral and injectable), Twinrix (Hep A + B), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, Tdap, Polio, Meningococcal. We are also a certified Yellow Fever Vaccine site, but Yellow Fever vaccine is currently unavailable due to a supplier shortage.
When and Where Can I Get Immunizations from the Scioto County Health Department?
Hours: Walk-in clinic hours (no appointment necessary), Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3:30 pm.
Location: Scioto County Courthouse, Room 211. Address: 602 7th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.
What Should I Bring to the Health Department When I Get My Shots?
Please bring the following with you when you come for immunizations:
- Immunization Record(s) if they are available. (This is especially important if you are getting vaccines for your child!)
- Insurance Card or Medicaid Card if you have one.
- Photo ID
- If you are bringing a child and you are not the parent, please bring a custody or legal guardianship document, or a dated, signed letter from the parent stating that you have their permission to bring the child for vaccines. The letter should state which vaccines we have permission to give them. You will need to show your photo ID.
Will Insurance Cover My Shots?
We accept the following major private insurance plans:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Medical Mutual
- United Healthcare
(Note that most employer-based private insurance plans cover most vaccines, with the exception of certain travel vaccines.)
We accept Ohio Medicaid and the following Medicaid Managed Care Plans:
- United Healthcare Community Plan
(Note that Medicaid covers most vaccines, but not all. Call us if you have questions.)
I have Medicare. Will Medicare pay for vaccines
- Your Medicare Part B pays for influenza vaccines and both kinds of pneumonia vaccines (Prevnar-13 and Pneumovax-23. We can provide these vaccines for you at the Scioto County Health Department.
- Other vaccines (besides flu and pneumonia) may be covered under your Medicare Part D Prescription Plan (Medicare Rx card), if you have one. By law, you can only use your Medicare Part D Prescription Plan coverage at a pharmacy. Therefore, we are unable to provide you with these vaccines and bill to Medicare. You will need to go to your pharmacy. We are happy to provide these vaccines if you pay by cash or local check.
What if I don’t have insurance, or my insurance doesn’t cover vaccines?
- If you don’t have insurance and meet eligibility guidelines, we may be able to help you. We have a limited supply of vaccine provided by the Ohio Department of Health to cover our uninsured and underinsured clients. We request a $10 administration fee per injection for these vaccines. We can waive the administration fee if it is a financial hardship for you; just let us know.
- Vaccines available for eligible uninsured/underinsured people include: Tetanus (Td), Tetanus with Pertussis (Tdap), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Twinrix (Hep A + B combination), MMR, Varicella, and Influenza.
Can I fill out the registration form ahead of time?
- Yes! Here is the link to the Vaccine Patient Registration Form we use. Feel free to print a copy and fill it out before you come in, to save some time. It is also fine to wait until you come in; we will give you a blank form when you get here.
Vaccine Patient Registration Form
For more information about immunizations, call 740-355-8358 and ask to speak to a public health nurse. We are happy to help you!
Ohio Immunization Requirements for School Attendance – Fall 2019. Ohio Department of Health.
Ohio Immunization Requirements for Child Care, Head Start, and Preschool Attendance. Ohio Department of Health
Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule (Ages 18 and Under) – 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule (Ages 19 and older) - 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Which Vaccines Do I Need Today? Immunization Action Coalition
Ohio Immunization Rates, 2010 – 2017. Ohio Department of Health
Scioto County Health Department – Vaccine Patient Registration Form