Carter County Health Department provides services which reduce the number of vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable diseases and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines. Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctors visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents to lose time from work.
We offer Immunizations to all persons without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, creed, disability, or sex.
All of the childhood immunizations are offered at no cost to you if you have no insurance or meet other vaccine for children guidelines. If you have SoonerCare/Medicaid, we ask that you bring your child's medical card. For clients with private insurance we also ask that you bring your insurance card with you the day of service. If you have private insurance will bill your insurance for the vaccine you receive. If the claim is denied you may receive a bill for the cost of vaccine.
For adults we offer:
Tetanus, which should be updated every ten years. If after five years you sustain a "Dirty injury", you should update your tetanus within 72 hours of the injury.
Tetanus with Pertussis (TDAP)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
Gardasil (HPV) for clients age 19-26
Pneumonia vaccine is free to clients below age 65 who do not have insurance coverage regardless of income.
Shingles vaccine for 60 and older
Clients who have private insurance will need to provide their insurance card and we will submit a claim to your insurance for any vaccine you receive. If the claim is denied you may receive a bill for the cost of the vaccine.