Infant/Children's Immunizations

This clinic provides infants and children with immunizations at low cost to no cost including routine and flu vaccinations. No child will be denied a vaccine because of an inability to pay.

For information on the State of Colorado's immunizations requirements for school, go to:
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/regulations/diseasecontrol/index.html
then click on 'Infant Immunization Program and Immunization of Students Attending School'.

WHAT VACCINES DO YOU NEED?

Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents? Find out which vaccines YOU may need.
For children 6 years of age and younger CLICK HERE
For people age 11 years and older CLICK HERE

WHAT ARE YOUR VACCINE QUESTIONS?

Are you confused About vaccine safety?
Are you considering an alternative immunization schedule for your baby?
Are you worried that vaccines contain toxins, other dangerous ingredients or cause Autism?
Can a child’s immune system become overwhelmed by too many vaccines?

BE INFORMED!
Originally held on February 19, 2009, the webcast "Vaccines: Wading through the Confusion" is available for viewing on the link below. The 1.5-hour webcast features a panel of medical, scientific, public health, and communication professionals discussing parents' questions and fears about vaccines. It also includes parents whose lives have been touched by vaccine-preventable diseases or by autism.
To access the video, go to: http://www.whyichoose.org/webcasts/video.html
TALK TO YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE DELAYING OR DECLINING YOUR CHILD’S VACCINATION.

NEW Meningitis Vaccination Recommendations

It is now recommended that all adolescents age 11-18 receive the Menactra vaccine, to protect against Meningitis, at the earliest possible health care visit. Previously, this vaccine was only recommended specific age groups within this range. The incidence of meningococcal disease increases during adolescence. College freshman living in dormitories are at increased risk for meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated with Menactra before college entry if they have not been vaccinated previously. For more information call the VNA at 879-1632 in Steamboat and 824-8233 in Craig.

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now available

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children (VFC) program for VFC eligible females 9-18 years of age. The vaccine protects against four major types of HPV. These include types of HPV that cause approximately 70% of cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts. HPV is spread through sexual contact. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides vaccinations for children under age 19 years on a sliding scale of 0-$14.50/shot. No child will be refused a vaccine due to an inability to pay. Additionally, VNA can provide the vaccine to eligible low income women age 19-26 years old that have no insurance under Merck's Patient Assistance Program. For more information call the VNA is Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 at 879-1632 or in Craig, 745 Russell Street at 824-8233

 

WITH 15,300,000 SEARCH RESULTS FOR "VACCINES,"
HOW MANY CAN YOU TRUST?

When it comes to vaccines, the biggest risk is being misinformed. We know there are many questions related to vaccines, their use and safety. In addition, we realize that you will find many resources when you search "vaccines" on the Internet.  Therefore, we encourage you to use reliable sources of immunization-related information (please bold the last 6 words):

www.cdc.gov/nip

www.vaccine.chop.edu/parents

www.vaccine.chop.edu

www.vaccineinformation.org

www.immunize.org

www.aap.org/new/immpublic.htm

www.immunizationinfo.org

You may want to sign up for the monthly e-mail newsletter provided by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia by visiting www.vaccine.chop.edu/parents and clicking on "sign up for the Parents PACK monthly newsletter." The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been a center of vaccine innovation and education for 150 years. The Parents PACK was created especially for parents and will provide you with a place to get answers to your vaccine-related questions, between visits to your child's doctor or clinic.

Vaccine information only helps your child if it's accurate. Do more than seek information. Seek information you can trust. Remember: every legitimate health authority in the world, recommends infant/child vaccinations.

To choose not to vaccinate, is a choice to get and spread disease.

 

 
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