Health Services: Immunization Clinic
IMMUNIZATIONS SAVE LIVES!
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
Measles vaccination is available at the Missoula Health Department.
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
Be sure to BRING YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATION RECORD!
NO CHILD IS DENIED IMMUNIZATIONS
DUE TO INABILITY TO PAY!
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.
èWhat are the Reasons to Vaccinate My Baby? - from CDC
Complications from infectious childhood diseases (CDC) - see page 2.
- Montana Immunization Program
- Reasons to Vaccinate Your Baby - CDC
- School Starts Soon! - Is your child fully vaccinated? - CDC
- HPV Vaccine - very effective in reducing risk of cervical cancer - American Cancer Society.
"An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure."