Immunizations for Children and Adults

The Health Department provides children and adult immunizations. Keeping your immunizations current provides the maximum protection against many diseases that can be life threatening. 

Appointments are required for all immunizations. 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. The following vaccinations are available per eligibility requirements. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (417) 623-6122.

  • COVID-19 - bivalent vaccine for 6 months and up
  • DTaP, Td or Tdap - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus B influenza (Hib) - prevents bacterial meningitis
  • Hepatitis A - prevents a serious liver disease spread through oral-fecal route
  • Hepatitis B - prevents a serious liver disease spread through bodily fluids
  • Human Papillomavirus (known as HPV or Gardasil vaccine) - prevents multiple types of cancer and can be administered to males and females
  • Influenza (flu) - recommended beginning at 6 months of age
  • Meningococcal - prevents serious brain, blood and spinal cord diseases
  • MMR - Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Pneumococcal - prevents serious blood and lung diseases
  • Polio - prevents paralysis
  • Rotavirus - prevents deadly diarrheal disease; administered orally at age 2 months and ending before 8 months
  • Shingles - administered only to 50 and up; prevents disease causing a painful rash and long-term nerve pain
  • Varicella (chickenpox) - prevents contagious disease causing a rash and can be life threatening

Child and Adolescent Vaccinations

Vaccines available include those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Vaccinations are provided through three program options. A $13.00 copay may be charged to the client depending on eligibility. Please call us at (417) 623-6122 to discuss the options and to schedule an appointment. 

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.

Adult Vaccinations

Adult vaccinations are provided through two program options. Please call us at (417) 623-6122 to discuss the options and to make an appointment.  

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. 

Vaccine 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
Travel VaccinationsCurrent Vaccine Cost$13.00 per vaccination