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Immunizations

Immunization

The Pike County Health Department offers the Vaccine for Children Program. This program specifically provides vaccinations to children from birth through 18 years of age that have Medicaid insurance, K-chip, no insurance, or are considered under-insured (insurance doesn’t cover vaccinations). We provide all vaccinations to keep your child healthy into adulthood!

The Pike County Health Department keeps vaccinations in stock for private insurance as well! These vaccinations cover children and adults. We can bill your insurance for this service. The vaccinations that are kept in stock can vary due to demand. Feel free to call our office to see if we have what you need in stock!

Is your child up to date on their immunizations? Check out the CDC’s easy to read vaccination schedules(external link).

Need immunizations for oversea travel? Check out the CDC’s Traveler Health(external link) page. You can get up-to-date information on vaccinations, outbreaks, best travel practices, etc. The Pike County Health Department does not provide typhoid, yellow fever, malaria, or rabies vaccinations for overseas travel.

Did you know the Pike County Health Department has some special immunization projects where adults may be able to obtain vaccinations for free? Read about our ongoing vaccine programs below.

Adult Vaccine Program
Vaccines for adults that are uninsured are also available for free! If there is an outbreak associated then some vaccines are free to those with insurance as well. Currently available is the Hepatitis A vaccine and the Tdap vaccine. Call to inquire about what may be available to you!

Cocooning Project
The Kentucky Department for Public Health, the Pike County Health Department, and Pikeville Medical Center are partnering to decrease the occurrence of pertussis cases (whooping cough) in Eastern Kentucky by offering free vaccines to mothers, caregivers, and other close contacts of infants.

The Pertussis “Cocooning” Program provides free tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for all mothers who deliver at Pikeville Medical Center as well as immediate family members and caregivers over the age of 18 who are regularly in contact with the newborn. The program provides a “cocoon” of immunized caregivers to protect the newborn from being exposed to pertussis before he or she is old enough to be vaccinated. Family members will be given vouchers at Pikeville Medical Center after delivery to bring with them to the health department for their vaccinations.