Immunizations Overview for Children Print

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The VFC program provides vaccines for all children from birth through 18 years of age who meet one of the following criteria:

  •  Child has no health insurance coverage
  •  Child is American Indian or Alaskan Native
  •  Child is enrolled in Medicaid. The following Medicaid programs are qualifiers for Vaccines for Children
      • Medicaid Greencard, Medicaid HMO(s), Medipass Gatekeeper program, and Medicaid as secondary health coverage. (Individuals who have a primary health insurance company and Medicaid as secondary coverage are eligible for the VFC program and should be immunized using state supplied vaccine.)
  •  Child is underinsured
      • Underinsured means the child has some type of health insurance, but the benefit plan does not include immunizations.
      • Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only if they are served by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Rural Health Clinic (RHC) or public health clinic.)


In addition, SDHD is unable to serve children enrolled in hawk-i.  This program covers childhood immunizations.  These children should be taken to their regular physician for their immunizations.


Need a copy of your child's immunization record? Fill out a record request form (Click Here). Drop it off in-person or fax it to 712-234-3921. 


Immunizations By Appointment Only

All immunizations for infants, children and adults will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 712-279-6119 and ask for the clinic. Siouxland District Health Department participates in the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. The VFC Program was created to meet the vaccination needs of children from birth through 18 years of age. The program is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels, especially among infants and young children. This program supplies federally purchased vaccine at reduced or no cost to eligible children. 

NOTE: There is a $15.00 administration fee per child for all non-Iowa Medicaid children receiving vaccinations through our immunization clinics.  In addition, we are unable to accept children with Hawk-I coverage.  These children should be taken to their physician for immunizations.


Immunization Guidelines

Immunization Requirements Iowa

Top 10 Reasons to Vaccinate

What If You Don't Vaccinate Your Child

Reliable Sources of Immunization Information

Immunizations for Babies (English and Spanish)

2019 Recommended Immunization for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old (English and Spanish)

2019 Recommended Immunizations for children 7-18 Years Old (English and Spanish)

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger

Vaccine for Children (VFC) Available Vaccines and Covered Age Ranges

Infant Immunizations FAQs (English and Spanish)


Helpful LinksDrawing vaccine

IDPH: Available Vaccines and Covered Age Ranges

CDC Vaccines & Immunizations

IDPH: Bureau of Immunizations