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Second only to safe drinking water in preventing illness and death, immunizations save approximately 3 million lives a year, or nearly 10,000 per day world-wide.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), the incidence of  smallpox, diphtheria and polio in the US has dropped 100% since the widespread practice of vaccinating all children.  Other vaccine preventable disease occurrence.

Before chickenpox vaccination was included in routine childhood immunization, the disease caused about 11,000 hospitalizations and 100 to 150 deaths in the United States each year. The two dose-vaccine has led to declines of more than 95 percent in chickenpox-related illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths among people who have received routine vaccinations.  Medline Plus

According to the National Institute of Health, CDC, ACIP, the Mayo Clinic, and others, childhood vaccinations do not cause autism.  Health risks associated with childhood immunizations.

Children's Vaccine Safety - RAND Corporation, Harvard Medical School.

State law regarding Tdap and Varicella have changed

Effective Oct. 1, 2015

  • Tdap is required for all students entering 7th grade
  • Documentation of 2 doses of varicella vaccine are required for all students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

State Vaccine Law Change


Through July 31st, any child kindergarten through 12th grade receiving a vaccination, can enter into a drawing for prizes to Splash MT, Currents, The Carousel, The Children’s Museum, Big Dipper and others. Come on down to 301 W. Alder St!!

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  Health Dept. Immunizations 

The Missoula City-County Health Department's Out-Patient Immunization Clinic offers all vaccinations for children and adults on a walk-in basis and by appointment for overseas travel. Fees for children who are un-insured or under-insured are based on a sliding fee scale.

Childhood Immunizations - at the Missoula Health Dept.

Childhood immunization schedule

For age 0-6
For age 7-18



Immunizations are not just for kids.  Vaccines are available for adults to prevent influenza, pneumonia, shingles and HPV (responsible for cervical and anal cancer), as well as tetanus boosters.

The Out-Patient Immunization Clinic also provides limited clinical services such as TB testing, lead screening, pregnancy tests, premarital rubella tests and other blood titer work.

è10 Reasons for adults to get vaccinated
èWhat are the Reasons to Vaccinate My Baby? - from CDC

  Complications from infectious childhood diseases (CDC) - see page 2.


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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Benjamin Franklin

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