Immunizations

Gundersen Palmer Community Health offers vaccine to children under 18 who do NOT have insurance or Title 19 (Medicaid). The vaccines we use are provided by a grant through the Iowa Department of Public Health, which limits who we are allowed to vaccinate.

Infant shots start at two months. We provide the required vaccines that a child will need to attend daycare/preschool/school. Gundersen Palmer Community Health also offers vaccines for adolescents and adult by private pay. We do not bill private insurance; however a receipt is provided to the client so that it may be submitted for reimbursement by the insured.

Vaccinations are provided by appointment or during WIC (Women, Infant, Children) clinics monthly (in West Union and Oelwein) and through outreach programs organized with Allen Hospital. For a listing of clinics and programs offered, refer to Gundersen Palmer Community Health's calendar.

For more information on WIC, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

For more information on immunizations, visit http://www.vaccineinformation.org/

To schedule a time for vaccinations, call Gundersen Palmer Community Health, (563) 422-6267.

Adults need immunizations too

Your need for immunizations doesn't end when you reach adulthood. Protect yourself and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases. Be the example!!

Immunizations are not just for kids! Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to keep us healthy. With time, immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off and you may be at risk for new and different diseases. With adulthood comes responsibility, including the need to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health conditions, locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against:

  • Seasonal influenza (flu) (for all adults)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) (for all adults who have not previously received the Tdap vaccine)
  • Shingles (for adults 60 years and older)
  • Pneumococcal disease (for adults 65 years and older and adults with specific health conditions)
  • Hepatitis B infection (for adults who have diabetes or are at risk for hepatitis B)
  • Other vaccinations you may need include those that protect against human papillomavirus (which can cause certain cancers), hepatitis A, meningococcal disease, chickenpox (varicella), and measles, mumps and rubella.

Ask your doctor which vaccines are recommended for you.

Be an Advocate!

Encourage other adults in your family to find out which immunizations they may need to help protect against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Remind your family, friends, co-workers, and those in the community to get vaccinated each year against seasonal influenza. If they are up-to-date on all of their vaccinations, they protect themselves and those around them, especially babies too young to be vaccinated.

Adult Immunization Clinics

Gundersen Palmer Community Health is offering Adult Immunization Clinics for Fayette Co. residents. Please speak with your healthcare provider on immunization recommendations.

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