Vaccine

Immunizations

Prevent and Control Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Among Children, Adolescents, and Adults in West Virginia

West Virginia Division of Immunization Services
(WVDIS)

WVDIS administers the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program that provides free vaccines to eligible children.

WVDIS provides a limited amount of vaccines for uninsured adults through county health departments. Vaccines provided for adults include pneumococcal, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), influenza and shingles.

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CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS

Childhood Immunizations
Adult Immunizations
International Travel
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ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS

To schedule an appointment, call (304) 324-8367

Immunizations are not just for children 

Older adults also need shots to protect their health. 

Through the West Virginia Division of Immunization Services (WVDIS), the Mercer County Health Department provides a limited amount of vaccines for uninsured adults. 

Adult Immunization Services are provided on Thursday and Fridays (except holidays), from 8 am - 4 pm. 

Here is a list of adult immunizations that can help to prevent serious health problems. 

  • ​TD (Tetanus and Diphtheria)

  • TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)​

  • Hepatitis A 

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis A/B

  • Influenza 

  • Pneumonia (Pneumovax23 and Prevnar 13)

  • Singles (Shinrix and Zostavax)

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
IMMUNIZATIONS

Traveling abroad can increase your risk of contracting a serious health condition.

Most immunizations or health precautions are not required for entry to foreign countries, but they provide valuable protection for people who wish to travel in good health. 

International Travel Immunizations are provided weekdays (except holidays), from 8 am - 4 pm. 

Each traveler is unique. Risk of exposure to disease and developing an illness while traveling is determined by several factors. 

  • Current health

  • Length of time before departure 

  • Geographical destinations 

  • Itinerary

  • Purpose of travel 

  • Length of stay

  • Type of accommodations

  • Food and water sources

Some Immunization schedules can take up to six months. Call ahead for advice on any of the following immunizations: 

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis AB

  • Yellow Fever 

  • Typhoid 

  • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria

  • TDAP (Tetanus-Diphtheria Acellular Pertussis 

  • IPV (Injectable Polio)

  • MMR (Measles. Mumps. Rubella)
     

Questions?

Any questions regarding immunizations can be directed to the appropriate contact below: 

Public Health 

Sandie Davis, RN BSN

Phone: (304) 324-8367
Email: sandie.g.davis@wv.gov

Clinic

Ethel Yopp, LPN

Phone: (304) 324-5581
Email: ethel.m.yopp@wv.gov

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  • Children enrolled in Medicaid

  • Children who do not have health insurance

  • Children who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, as defined by the Indian Health Services Act

  • Children who have health insurance that does not cover vaccines

  • Children must reside within the state of West Virginia

Children through 18 years of age that meet at least one of the following criteria can receive VFC vaccines at the Mercer County Health Department. 

The VFC Program covers vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Vaccine For Children (VFC) Program

8 am - 4pm
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