Immunizations for Children and Adults

The Joplin Health Department provides immunizations for children and adults. Staying current on immunizations provides the maximum protection against many diseases that can be life threatening. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (417) 623-6122. Walk-ins are accepted, based on staff availability. 

To see the recommended vaccination schedules for your infant or child, choose one of these options below:

Immunization Schedule: Birth to 6 Yearssmiling-family

Calendario de vacunación: Nacimiento a 6 años

Immunization Schedule: 7 to 18 Years

Calendario de Vacunación: 7 a 18 Años

Child and Adolescent Vaccinations

Children under the age of 18 must have their shot record as well as be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or an adult with written permission in order to give consent. Vaccines available from the Joplin Health Department include those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Call us at (417) 623-6122 to discuss options for child and adolescent vaccinations and to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted, based on staff availability.

Childhood vaccinations are provided through the following options:

1. The Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program provides vaccines for children age 18 and under who meet one of the following criteria. If VFC eligible, there are no fees for cost of the vaccine, only for the administration of the vaccine, which is $13.00 per child per visit. 

  • Uninsured or Medicaid eligible
  • Underinsured (for those with insurance that does not cover vaccines)
  • American Indian or Alaskan native

2. Vaccinations covered by insurance. Fees for these vaccinations are dependent upon insurance coverages.

3. Cash payment as needed depending on the person's situation.

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Adult Vaccinations

Call us at (417) 623-6122 to discuss options for adult vaccinations and to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are  accepted, based on staff availability. 

Adult vaccinations are provided through the following options:

1. Vaccinations covered by insurance. Fees for these vaccinations are dependent upon insurance coverages and will be processed through a program called Vaxcare.

2. Uninsured individuals may qualify for federally-provided vaccines if certain eligibility requirements are met.

3. Cash payment for the cost of immunization services (cost of vaccine and administration) for those individuals who do not have insurance or have insurance not covered by the Vaxcare program. Written documentation will be provided for the individual to file with own insurance. 

Insurance StatusVaccine ChargeAdministration Charge
Adults with MedicaidBilled to MedicaidBilled to Medicaid
Adults with MedicareBilled to VaxcareBilled Vaxcare
Adults insured with full immunization coverageBilled to insurance through VaxcareBilled to insurance through Vaxcare
Adults without insurance or with partial insurance coverageCurrent vaccine cost. Uninsured individuals may qualify for select immunizations at no charge for the vaccine.$13.00 per person