Immunizations, TB Skin Testing & Communicable Disease Reporting

Immunizations

imm imagesPike County Health Department Immunization Clinics are held on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month from 1:30-6:00 pm.

If the Monday clinic happens to be a holiday, the clinic will be moved to Wednesday of the same week.

For children under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the permission form.

Who should be vaccinated?

  • Infants
  • Children
  • Pre-Teens
  • Adults
  • Healthcare Professionals

Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect
individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases.

Vaccine preventable diseases are at an all-time low in the U.S. However, these diseases still exist and continued vaccination is necessary to protect
everyone from potential outbreaks.

If you need to request an immunization record, please call 217-285-4407, option 4.
You may choose to have the record faxed to a school (with a  signed consent), to a physician or you may choose to pick them up at the health department.

To find immunization schedules and articles on immunizations go to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Vaccine Website.

 

TB – Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis skin testing is done on Monday and Tuesday.  The client will need to return 48-72 hours after being tested for the results to be read.  Failure to do so will result in re-testing.

 

Communicable Disease Reporting

Pike County Health Department maintains a comprehensive communicable disease program that includes disease reporting, surveillance, case management, investigation, effective documentation of case histories, outbreak control, community outreach and education.

Disease reports are received from health care providers, hospitals, and laboratories.

All disease reports are confidential and should include:  the disease or condition being reported; patient’s name, date of birth, age, sex, race/ethnicity, address and telephone number; physician’s name, address and telephone number; and method of diagnosis, if available.

Suspected or confirmed cases of diseases can be reported by phone to 217-285-4407 or fax 217-285-4639.

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