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Outreach and Education
Immunizations - Childhood


Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 

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Immunization Outreach and Education Includes:
  • Immunization educational opportunities are available for Wyandotte County residents, school nurses, doctor's offices, hospitals, and community partners. Please call for more information.
  • The Health Department is a Vaccines for Children (VFC) provider. For Clinic Information in English: click here. For Clinic Information in Spanish: click here.
  • Providers seeking more information about becoming a VFC provider please click here.
  • Coalitions are an important part in building relationships with community partners to increase awareness about childhood immunizations.
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Frequently Asked Immunization Questions:

How many shots will my child receive? Each child is different, with many factors to consider before the decision is made to immunize your child. Schedules from the ACIP are the official federal recommendations for the use of vaccines and immune globulins in the United States, and are  published by the CDC. These schedules indicate the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed childhood vaccines, for
children through the age of 18. Please click here for a copy of this schedule.

How do I care for my child after his or her immunizations? You should receive a VIS for each vaccine given. These statements should be read before any shots are given. Please ask the nurse if you have any questions about any of the VIS's. You will also receive an information sheet called: "After the Shots". This sheet will explain how to reduce the possible side effects of the immunizations. For more information: click here.

Are vaccines safe, and how can I get more information? Yes, vaccines are safe. There are many resources available on the internet about vaccines, some is based in science, while others are very misleading. Anyone can put together a website, and because rumors and misinformation travel so quickly on the information uperhighway, it is important to use critical thinking skills when researching immunization information on the internet. Here are some resources to help you sort fact from fiction:

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Health Department 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Manager P: (913) 573-8855
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