The primary function of the Immunization Unit is to administer immunizations to children and adults, the goal being to eliminate vaccine preventable, communicable disease in our community and nation. Additionally, the unit is responsible for monitoring the vaccine administering practices and up to date rates for all private and non-private vaccine providers county-wide.
Immunizations can prevent disability and death from infectious diseases for individuals and can help control the spread of infections within communities. The Immunization Clinic provides vaccines for children, adults, refugees, immigrants (as long as a civil surgeon has referred them) and International Travel. Registered nurses administer all vaccines.
Childhood Immunization Program
Changes made by the NC Division of Public Health to its childhood immunization program (effective July 1, 2014) identify who will receive required childhood immunizations free of charge and who will pay a fee. State required and recommended immunizations are provided free of charge only to children who qualify for the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. VFC-eligible children are those who are: Medicaid-eligible; American Indian or Alaskan native; uninsured or underinsured. Underinsured children are those whose insurance does not cover vaccines because there is no wellness plan, a wellness plan cap has been met or only certain vaccines are covered.
Children who do not qualify for VFC, but have some other type of health insurance may or may not pay the entire vaccination fee at the time of service. It will depend on vaccine availability and type of insurance. Cost will be discussed by the nurse during your visit.
Additional vaccinations that are required or recommended for work or school or by a health care provider for any child will be available at a minimal cost.
Immunization Requirements for 2018 – 2019 School Year:
Immunization Requirements for 2017 – 2018 School Year:
Vaccines that may be recommended or required – for work or school or by a physician – are available.
The Department of Public Health accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and UnitedHealthCare insurances for childhood immunizations. Persons with these insurances will receive vaccinations at the Health Department at no out of pocket expense at the time of service delivery.
The Department of Public Health will file claims for immunizations for clients who have other major insurance providers, but the client must pay the entire billed amount at the time of visit. Payment methods accepted are: cash, personal checks with a North Carolina address, Visa, Mastercard, and debit cards.
Children and Adults: Greensboro and High Point: 336-641-3245 (Information in Spanish available)
Refugee and Immigrants: 336-641-3245
International Travel - Greensboro and High Point: 336-641-3245
In Greensboro, we are located at 1100 E. Wendover Avenue. Please check in at the front desk. In High Point, we are located at 501 E. Green Drive. Please check in at the front desk.
Adults should bring picture ID and previous immunization record.
For children’s immunizations please bring birth certificate, social security card, insurance card, if any, and current shot record in order to receive services.
- High Risk
- Health Care Workers
- Education and the National Immunization Program
High Risk adults such as those with long-term health problems, and weakened immune systems should be vaccinated against flu and pneumonia and may qualify for others on an individual basis. Health Care Workers who have direct patient contact should be immunized against certain diseases such as Hepatits B, Flu and Pertussis. Adults or students going to college may require entry immunizations or shots for certain classes. See Student Requirements.
Education and National Immunization Program information is available through the Centers for Disease Control or by speaking with one of our immunization nurses on staff.
Refugees and Immigrants
Refugee clients can call 336-641-4801 for appointments or information. Any questions regarding immigration should be directed to a civil surgeon. The health department is not approved as a civil surgeon for immigration. If you need a list of civil surgeon names, please call 336-641-4801 for assistance. More information on Refugee Health Services.
- For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children (CDC web page)
- Children’s and Adolescents’ Immunization Schedule (Birth to 18 years of age)
- Catch up Schedule (4 months to 18 years of age)
- Adult’s Immunization Schedule
- Flu and Pneumonia
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