Health Department Urges Childhood Immunization Compliance

Call To Action Comes During National Infant Immunization Week

JOLIET – Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.

Immunization Clinics

Immunization Clinics

Stay Current with your Vaccinations

Immunizations can protect you and your family from serious diseases such as tetanus, measles, chickenpox and pneumonia.  People of all ages should make sure they are current with their vaccinations.  The Will County Health Department regularly offers immunization clinics at three convenient locations.  Please note that hours vary at each location and some clinic locations are by appointment only. 
Immunizations

Immunizations

Recommended Immunizations for the Public

The Immunization program provides a variety of recommended childhood and adult immunizations to the public.

Program Eligibility

  •  Immunizations are available to residents of Illinois
  • Adults and children of all ages
  • Children with health insurance that covers immunizations should obtain their shots from their physician

Program Services

  • Regularly scheduled immunization clinics are held at three sites located throughout Will County.
  • Clients must bring their immunization records with them to receive shots.
  • Children must be accompanied by their parent/guardian.

Fee for Services

  • Children’s vaccine (including Flu): $23.75/dose
  • Adult vaccine is priced according to the vaccine type.  Adult flu shots are $40.00/dose

Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. Childhood immunizations will not be denied due to inability to pay.

Contact Information

Phone:  815-740-8143 or 877-942-5807

APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED AS OF JUNE 1, 2018

Fax:  815-727-8491

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