Union County Health Department, 6 W South St, Liberty, IN 47353

(765) 458-5393

Union County Health Department

Promoting the Health and Wellness
for the Community We Serve

Immunizations

Vaccines prevent disease in the people who receive them and protect those who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country, including polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).


Why Are Childhood Vaccines So Important?

  • It’s true that newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have  antibodies they got from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity  may last only a month to about a year. Further, young children do not have  maternal immunity against some vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping  cough.
  • If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a disease germ, the child’s body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same germs exist today, but babies are now protected by vaccines, so we do not see these diseases as often.
  • Immunizing individual children also helps to protect the health of our community, especially those people who are not immunized. People who are not immunized include those who are too young to be vaccinated (e.g., children less than a year old cannot receive the measles vaccine but can be infected by the measles virus), those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (e.g., children with leukemia), and those who cannot make an adequate response to vaccination. Also protected, therefore, are people who received a vaccine, but who have not developed immunity. In addition, people who are sick will be less likely to be exposed to disease germs that can be passed around by unvaccinated children. Immunization also slows down or stops disease outbreaks.

Vaccines are safe:

  • Vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety. The United States currently has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history. Years of testing are required by law before a vaccine can be licensed. Once in use, vaccines are continually monitored for safety and efficacy.

CDC Vaccine Schedules & Resources

Vaccines for Infants and Children  (Birth through 6 yers)

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread.html 


Vaccines for Children (7 to 18 Years Old)

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adolescent-easyread.html 


Resources for Parents:  What Vaccines Does your Child need?  

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/parents-adults/resources-parents.html 


Resources for Adults; What Vaccines do you need? 

 https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/parents-adults/resources-adults.html  


Vaccine Signature & Screening Forms

  

Vaccine Signature Form    (View & Print in Download Section)

Child and Teen Screening Questionnaire    (View & Print in Download Section)

  • Important Notice to parents: Screening questionnaires must be completed on the day of immunization. Also, please bring the child's immunization records.

Adult Screening Questionnaire   (View & Print in Download Section) 

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Downloads

Vaccine Signature Form (pdf)

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Child and Teen Screening Questionnaire (pdf)

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Adult Screening Questionnaire (pdf)

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