The Health Department is partnering with Onslow County Public Schools Health Services to offer the Tdap (required by state law for students entering 6th grade) and Menactra (highly recommended) vaccines to 5th graders at school. Parents/guardians should complete the consent form and return it to their child’s school by March 7. More information can be found in the parent/guardian letter. (Click on blue works to access forms). Immunization updateThe health department is currently out of flu vaccine for clients age 6 months through 64, who are covered by private health insurance. High-dose flu vaccine is available for clients age 65 and over, who are covered by Medicare.
Required Childhood Vaccines for School Entry:
(Please note- vaccine requirements for Department of Defense Schools vary.)
We also carry many immunizations recommended by the NCIP (North Carolina Immunization Program) and the CDC:
We file many insurances, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, NC Health Choice, TriCare, Medicare, NC Medicaid and others. Children who have Medicaid, are uninsured, are American Indian/Alaskan Native or are under-insured may receive immunizations at no cost.Adults may come to the Health Department for vaccines, too! Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Shingles Vaccines are offered for private purchase (or billed insurance).Most adults qualify for a tetanus shot with no insurance and no out of pocket expense!Immunizations are entered into the North Carolina Immunization Registry.Bring your shot record with you when you come!For appointments for this clinic call (910) 347-2154 and choose option 2.For information about immunizations, call (910) 347-2154, ext. 3992
Vaccinations Protect Generations
___________________________________Immunizations Schedule Thursdays and Fridays 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.Walk-ins onlyNo appointment necessary,
For children:Insurance Card(s)Shot RecordChild's Social Security Number
For Adults:Insurance Card(s)Proof of IDShot Record
Does the Health Department do Titers for school or work? The laboratory at the Health Department is permitted to draw blood for titers (i.e. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer, Varicella titer, MMR titer) that are required for college admission or if the requests are employment-related. You will need to bring any supporting paperwork requesting the specific titer and the appropriate payment with you to your appointment. These tests could take up to two (2) weeks for results, so appointments should be made accordingly.
The laboratory at the Health Department is permitted to draw blood for titers (i.e. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer, Varicella titer, MMR titer) that are required for college admission or if the requests are employment-related. You will need to bring any supporting paperwork requesting the specific titer and the appropriate payment with you to your appointment. These tests could take up to two (2) weeks for results, so appointments should be made accordingly.
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