Immunizations

Immunize your Michigander!

Immunizations prevent serious illnesses at every stage of life. The health department offers immunization services to persons of all ages, from infants to older adults. To ensure that you have adequate time to discuss your health and immunizations history with a nurse, immunizations are given by appointment. To schedule an appointment for immunizations, please contact your local health department office.

Services

Immunizations available through the Western UP Health Department include:

Vaccination Schedules

For a complete list of vaccine recommendations by age, including recommendations for children with certain health conditions, click the links below to view the Centers for Disease Control vaccination schedules:

Vaccine schedule for children 0-6

Vaccine schedule for adolescents 7-18

Vaccine schedule for adults

Eligibility

Everyone, regardless of age, can participate in immunization programs through the Western UP Health Department. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, many insurance providers are covering immunizations as a form of preventative care.

Those without insurance coverage may qualify for the assistance through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program or the Michigan Vaccine Replacement Program (MIVRP).

Children 18 years of age and younger qualify for VFC if they meet any of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Have no health insurance, or have health insurance, but immunizations are not covered
  • Are of American Indian or Alaskan Native heritage
  • Served by a federally qualified or rural health center and are under-insured

Adults who are uninsured or underinsured (insurnace does not cover the cost of vaccines), and who meet certain risk factors, may qualify to receive MMR, Td, Tdap, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B vaccines through MIVRP. To find out if you’re eligible for MIVRP vaccines, please contact your local health department office.

There is a $15 per visit administration fee for persons qualifying for VFC or MIVRP coverage.

Clients without vaccination coverage and who do not qualify for VFC or MIVRP may pay privately for vaccinations. Click here for the Immunization Fee Schedule.

For additional information regarding CDC recommendations for immunizations and answers to frequently asked vaccine questions please visit:

Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations

Infant Immunization FAQ’s

Concerned about vaccine safety? Wondering if vaccines are necessary?

Visit the Immunization Action Coalition website, or call the Center for Disease Control Immunization Information Hotline at
1-800-232-2522.