Graves County Health Department Immunizations

Vaccines to prevent preventable diseases (diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, Hepatitis B, HiB) are available. Call your local health department for an appointment. To learn more about when your child should receive his/her immunizations, visit the links provided at the bottom of the page or on the links page.


VFC Program


The Vaccines For Children program provides free vaccines to doctors who serve eligible children. This program is administered through the CDC National Immunization Program which contracts with vaccine manufacturers to buy vaccines at reduced rates. State and U.S. health projects enroll physicians who serve eligible patients through age 18, providing routine immunizations with little or no out-of-pocket costs to the parent.

 

School Entrance Requirements


Kentucky law requires immunization of children entering day care, child care facilities and public or private schools. These requirements also allow for exemptions for both medical reasons and religious beliefs. Immunization laws and regulations protect everyone by generating high immunization participation that greatly reduces the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.

 

If you have any questions regarding childhood immunizations, please contact our health department.

View the most up-to-date immunization schedules and recommendations.

Please note:

The current child immunization schedule can be found here.

The older past versions of the child immunization schedule can be found here.

 

Adult Immunizations

 

Adult immunizations are available by individual appointment at our health center. Certain vaccines, such as influenza, tetanus and pneumococcal, need to be given at regular intervals during adulthood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has prepared the following guide for adult immunizations. Tetanus vaccines are available from the Health Department year-round. Influenza vaccine is available just before and during flu season, usually beginning in the months of September/October. Information will be available on this website, media, social media, newspapers and flyers with flu clinic schedules. For more information call (270) 247-3553.


Immunization Records


If you have ever received a vaccination at our health center, the Health Department should still have a copy of the immunization record. If you are searching for an immunization record and believe you received the vaccination through the Health Department, contact the health center where you received the vaccine.


If you received a vaccination outside of the Health Department, there are a few options for obtaining an immunization record. Contact the care provider who administered the vaccination. They should have an immunization record. If that does not work, www.vaccineinformation.org has helpful tips to assist you in tracking down immunization records.


If you need to transfer immunization records onto an immunization certificate for school or day care, you can do so by bringing the immunization record to our health center and requesting the certificate. This usually takes 24 to 48 hours. For more information, call our health center at (270) 247-3553.