Immunizations for Kids
Children who have health insurance may receive routine immunizations from their health care providers. Children without health insurance may receive immunizations from us or the Jordan Valley Community Health Center.
We provide the following vaccinations to children from birth through age 18:
- Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (DTaP)
- Tetanus Diphtheria (Td)
- Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate
- Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
We provide immunizations through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. To receive immunizations through this program, children must meet one of the following criteria:
- Uninsured or Medicaid ineligible
- American Indian or Alaskan native
- Underinsured (have insurance that does not cover vaccines or that caps coverage for vaccines, after the maximum coverage has been reached)
Insured children may seek vaccinations from their medical provider. We do not directly bill insurance companies or file insurance claims.
As of August 30, 2021, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will no longer issue non-medical exemptions. For information on how to obtain an exemption, contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 1-(800) 219-3224.
Vaccinations are given by appointment only.
Call 417-864-1658 (option 7) to schedule an appointment.
Early childhood immunization schedule
Immunization is the single most important way parents can protect their children against serious diseases. If your child misses a shot, you don't need to start over, just go back to your child's doctor for the next shot. Some of these shots may be given in combination, meaning fewer shots.
|Birth||2 Months||4 Months||6 Months||12-15 Months||15-18 Months||19-23 Months||4-6 Years|
|Hepatitis B||✓||✓||✓ |
if not done at birth
|Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||✓||✓||✓||✓*||✓|
|Haemophilus Influenzae B (Hib)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||✓||✓|
|Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)|
|Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV)|
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV)|
|Influenza||Each flu season starting at 6 months**|
*Can be given as early as 12 months, if it has been six months since the third dose.
**Children ages 6 months through 8 years who receive a flu vaccine for the first time should be given 2 doses, 4 weeks apart
Adolescent vaccine schedule
|7-10 Years||11-12 Years||13-18 Years|
|Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)||✓*||✓||✓*|
|Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)||✓ |
(1 dose booster at age 16)
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV)||✓ |
|Influenza||Every flu season|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||✓*||✓*||✓*|
|Pneumococcal||Recommended for older children with certain medical conditions that place them at high risk.|
*Vaccine to be given if child is catching up on missed doses
Missouri's immunization schedule is compatible with the current recommendations of the advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). For more information, please contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Immunization Assessment and Assurance at 800-219-3224 or visit health.mo.gov/immunizations.