Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations,
Are there costs for the vaccines?
See Immunization Cost Schedule.
What should I bring with me?
Identification is required. Legal Guardians must present current guardianship papers and parent/guardian must sign a consent form for children under 18 years. Please bring all previous shot records.
What immunizations are recommended for children, teens and adults?
Vaccines are given per CDC recommended guidelines. Childhood immunizations are provided birth- age 18. See the CDC Recommended Guidelines.
My child missed some of their shots. Do they need to start over?
No. You can continue the series where you left off. Remember that delaying or refusing vaccines can put a child at risk for disease.
Can everyone come to the Health Division for shots?
The Health Division provides selected vaccines for children and adults. However, if your health insurance fully covers the cost of vaccines, we ask that you see your private healthcare/insurance provider for service, because Oakland County charges a fee for some vaccines.
Can my child get their shots if they have a cold or ear infections?
Mild illness or fever is not a reason to delay Immunizations. If you have questions, call Nurse on Call at 800-848-5533.
Is it safe to get so many shots at once?
Careful and thorough studies show that getting many vaccines on the same day does not decrease effectiveness or increase side effects.
What side effects will my child have when getting their shots?
Most side effects are very mild and may include a slight fever, fussiness or some redness and soreness at the injection site.
Immunization Cost Schedule,
Clinic visits require a $5.00 fee per visit, per client. Payment method is cash and credit card. All fees are non-refundable. An additional fee is charged for credit card payments.
- Vaccine fees are charged to individuals who are not eligible for federal and/or state programs that cover vaccination costs.
- The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children birth-age 18. Find out if your child qualifies.
- If you have insurance, check with your health care/insurance provider for possible benefit coverage.
- No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.
Vaccinations available & fees (prices beginning October 1, 2016):
Young Children (0-6 Years)
Older Children (7-18 years)
Vaccinations are given per the CDC Recommended Guidelines.
Adults (19 Years & Older)