Howard County Health Department offers immunizations through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to eligible children through 18 years of age who meet the following criteria:
Private health insurance is not accepted at this time. Children with private health insurance should schedule immunization appointments with their primary care provider.
However, if you are not able to get an appointment with your healthcare provider in a timely manner, you are still able to have your children vaccinated at the Health Department. Parents pay only for the cost of the vaccine and an administration fee, after which, the receipt may be submitted to the insurance company for a refund.
Call 410-313-7500 for more information and to make an appointment.
You MUST bring the child's immunization record. A parent or guardian must accompany the children to the clinic appointment.
Pre-Teen and Adolescent Immunizations:
CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that pre-teens get several vaccines at their 11 or 12 year old check-up.
These vaccines prevent serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. Immunity from some childhood vaccines can decrease over time, so people need to get another dose of the vaccine during their pre-teen years. Also, as children move into adolescence, they are at greater risk of catching certain diseases, like meningitis and HPV. If your child did not get these vaccines at age 11 or 12, schedule an appointment to get them now.
If your child has not had all of these immunizations, or if you are not sure which immunizations your child has received, call your doctor or the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-7500.