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Immunizations and Vaccinations

In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause these diseases still exist and you can still get these diseases if you aren’t vaccinated.

ECDHD Programs

Jacqueline Cruz
Immunization Coordinator

ECDHD has two immunization programs:

  • Vaccines for Children (VFC).  This program covers all recommended vaccines for children birth to 18 years of age who are uninsured, under-insured, or have Medicaid.
  • Adult Immunization Program (AIP).  This program covers vaccines for adults, 18 years and older, who are uninsured or underinsured.

These programs cover the cost of certain vaccines and ECDHD suggests a donation of up to $19.82/vaccine.  No one will be refused services if they are unable to donate or can only donate a few dollars.

ECDHD also provides vaccines, including travel vaccines, for insured patients of all ages.

To learn more, visit the Children and Adult vaccination pages on our website, or call Program Coordinator Jacqueline Cruz at (402) 562-7500 ext. 281.

Schedule for Immunizations

Columbus

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Schuyler

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vaccines Are Very Safe

  • Vaccines are tested and monitored. Vaccines go through years of testing before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licenses them for use. Both the CDC and FDA continue to track the safety of all licensed vaccines.
  • Vaccine side effects are usually mild and go away in a few days. The most common side effects include soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given. Severe side effects are very rare.
  • Vaccines are one of the safest ways to protect your health. Talk with your doctor about the vaccines you should safely receive based on your health or other conditions.

To learn more about vaccines in general, please visit the CDC's page Vaccines: The Basics.

Find answers to Common Vaccine Safety Questions and Concerns here.