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Immunizations

The Oklahoma State Department of Health participates in the Vaccines for Children Program, which allows Sequoyah County Health Department to provide immunizations free of charge to low income individuals, Native Americans, or those whose insurance does not cover the cost of immunizations.

We provide all childhood immunizations to children birth through 18 years of age.

Vaccines are among our safest and most reliable medicines.  Every year, they prevent countless serious illnesses and thousands of deaths from measles, polio, diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), mumps, rubella (German measles), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza B, hepatitis A, and varicella (chicken pox).  About 100 million doses are given annually in the United States, most of them to infants and children as part of their routine immunizations.

A single dose of some vaccines gives nearly complete protection.  With others, a series of doses spread over months, or years, is needed for the best result. There is no charge for children’s shots.  Overseas shots are available at a cost. 

Vaccines, like many other medicines, can cause side effects.  These are usually mild and brief.  Very rarely are they serious.  It is important for anyone getting a vaccine, or for the parents of children receiving a vaccine, to know what the vaccine is, what its benefits are, and what risks, if any, it has.

For more information about immunizations call Sequoyah County Health Department at (918) 775-6201 or Toll Free (866) 775-6201. 

To view the current 2008 Immunization Schedule, click on the link below.

Immunization Schedule

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