Immunizations

Please call the CWC for available immunizations for children and adults.

Childhood Immunizations - Children can get very dangerous diseases that can be prevented by shots. Very young children are at the most risk, so you need to immunize your child early. Children should receive immunizations at birth, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months and soon after their 4th birthday.

  1. Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program- a federally funded program for children 0-18 years old (must meet the following eligibility criteria):
    • Medicaid - accepted at no charge to the patient.
    • Uninsured - a child who has no health insurance. There is a $15 administration fee per immunization.
    • Underinsured - a child who has private health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines; a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines; or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once the cap is reached, the child is categorized as uninsured and is eligible for VFC. There is a $15 administration fee per immunization.
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  2. Private insurance accepted if vaccine is covered by insurance.
  3. Cash (call for prices).

Adult Immunizations are also available. Adults need to be immunized against Tetanus every 10 years. A more recent recommendation is to get one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) as an adult. Pertussis (whooping cough disease) is spread by adults to infants who are not yet immunized. Some states have reported infant deaths from Pertussis. Please call the CWC for available immunizations and price information for cash payment. Insurance is accepted if vaccine is covered by insurance.

Flu Immunizations - St. Tammany Parish Hospital Community Wellness Center focuses on providing flu immunizations to the community. The 2011-2012 vaccine will protect against an influenze A H3N2 virus, an influenze B virus, and the H1N1 virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the 2011-2012 vaccines are available. While some vaccine will be available in August, ample supplies should be available in September and October. Influenza activity usually lasts from October to May in the U.S. The CWC is also available to provide on-site flu immunizations to businesses wishing to provide this service to its employees. Please contact the CWC for price and appointment information at 985-871-6030.

  1. Vaccines for Children Program: Medicaid accepted at no charge to patient; $15 administration fee for those meeting uninsured/underinsured criteria. For those qualifying forVFC, flu vaccine will be available toward mid October.
  2. Insurance accepted if flu vaccine is covered by insurance.
  3. Cash price: $25.00