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Health Director
Mary Gomez, MN

 

Contact Us

health@cochise.az.gov
 

Toll Free
1-800-423-7271

 

Benson   
126 W. 5th Street 
Benson, AZ 85602

(520) 586-8200

 

Bisbee  

(Main Office)
1415 Melody Lane Bldg. A 
Bisbee, AZ 85603
(520) 432-9400


Douglas  
1012 North G Avenue Ste 101
Douglas, AZ 85607
(520) 805-5600
 

 

Sierra Vista  

4115 E. Foothills Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 803-3900


Willcox 
450 S. Haskell Avenue
Willcox, AZ 85643
(520) 384-7100
 

Cochise Health & Social Services

Immunization Program for Children

Vaccines for Children logo 

Back to School Immunization Clinics
 
 
Cochise Health and Social Services is pleased to announce six special FREE walk-in vaccination clinics for all school-age children in need of required immunizations in order to attend school.  All vaccines required for school attendance will be available.  Parents or guardians are reminded to be sure to bring the child’s immunization record and, if applicable, the child’s insurance card to the clinic.  Shots will be given on a walk-in (first-come, first-served) basis. Back To School Clinic Flyers in English and Spanish.
 
All clinics will run from 8:30 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the dates indicated below:
 
Willcox Clinic   Friday, July 19, 2013
 
Douglas Clinic   Tuesday, July 23, 2013
 
Sierra Vista Clinic  Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Benson Clinic   Friday, July 26, 2013
 
Bisbee Clinic   Friday, August 2, 2013
Remember, everyone benefits from having all the county’s children immunized against deadly diseases.  Prevention is the key to eradicating them from our community.  For more information about vaccines for children, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/parent-questions.html.

All vaccinations will be administered with no fees assessed at the time of service.  For children with current insurance coverage under AHCCCS or private insurance plans, those insurance plans will be billed directly.  No child will be turned away due to lack of insurance coverage or inability to pay. For parents interested in obtaining optional but recommended vaccines, appointments may be made for regularly scheduled immunization clinics by calling your local Health Department location.
 
To see what vaccinations are required for children and when, follow the link to view our Immunization Schedules
 
Why are back to school immunizations so important?
Immunizations are required for school attendance in the United States.  Due to the diligence of vaccination, smallpox was eradicated in 1977, and the Americas were declared polio-free in 1994.  The historic reduction in frequency and severity of vaccine preventable diseases is directly attributable to increased vaccination rates. To learn more about some of the illnesses school immunizatios can help prevent click here to view our "Why Immunize?" presentation.

Immunization is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their children’s health. Today we can protect children from 14 serious diseases.  Failure to vaccinate may mean putting children at risk for serious diseases.
 
 
Children's Clinic Schedules

Please Call For Your Appointment Today. **A valid vaccination record is required for your child to receive any vaccinations, if the record is not available at the appointment your child's appointment will be rescheduled for a later time/date.**

Flu Shots will be available at the clinics indicated below.  Please call the location near you for more information on children's flu shots.  

Children's Flu Shot Information

There is no charge for the child's flu shot vaccination, all VFC eligibility requirements as given below apply.  Children between the ages of 6 months and 18 years can get the vaccination at any of our clinics above with an appointment.  A valid vaccination record is required for your child to receive any vaccinations, if the record is not available at the appointment your child's appointment will be rescheduled for a later time/date. If you would like more information of Seasonal Flu please click here or call the location in your area.

Our Objectives

The primary mission of the Cochise County Immunization Program is to provide for complete immunization services for children aged 0 - 18 years. We offer all childhood vaccinations free of charge through the Federal Vaccines for Children Program. In addition we strive to promote vaccination throughout the lifespan by offering a variety of Adult Vaccines at a reasonable cost.

The Cochise County Immunization Program collaborates with other providers, both private and public, including concerned citizens in the Cochise County Immunization Coalition. The coalition works to educate the public and health care providers of the most current immunization strategies, guidelines and recommendations to continually improve immunization services throughout the county. A current project offered by the coalition is "VAX FAQs" a local Public Health update newsletter; offered in English and Spanish.  

Clic Aqui por CDC Inmunización en Español.

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Is My Child Eligible?

Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine:

  • Medicaid eligible: A child who is eligible for the Medicaid program. (For the purposes of the VFC program, the terms "Medicaid-eligible" and "Medicaid-enrolled" are equivalent and refer to children who have health insurance covered by a state Medicaid program)
  • Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)
  • Underinsured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured. Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan's deductible had not been met.

The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), known as Title XXI, enables states to expand health insurance coverage for uninsured children. Title XXI children enrolled in a separate State Children Health Insurance Program are not VFC-eligible because these children are considered insured. Title XXI children enrolled in a Medicaid-expansion SCHIP program are Medicaid eligible and entitled to VFC program benefits. Some states have implemented their SCHIP programs as a combination plan with some children becoming Medicaid eligible through an expansion plan and some children enrolled in a separate SCHIP. The Medicaid-eligible children are entitled to VFC program benefits, and the children enrolled in the separate SCHIP program are considered insured and are not entitled to VFC program benefits.

Vaccines and Biologicals We Offer

This table represents the vaccines and biologicals available under CDC contract at this time (as of August 2007). * Although DT, Td , and Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines are recommended vaccines for inclusion in the VFC program, CDC has not been successful in negotiating a contract for these products as of February 28, 2002. ** These Biologicals may only be available under special circumstances, as determined by the State.  

Disease

Vaccine or Biological

Diphtheria*

DTaP, DTaP/Hib, Tdap

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Hib, DTaP/Hib, Hib/Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A (pediatric)

Hepatitis B

1. Hepatitis B preservative free (pediatric/adolescent)

2. Hepatitis B 2 Dose (adolescent)

3. Hib/Hepatitis B

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza

Measles

MMR, Measles**

Meningococcal

1. Meningococcal polysaccharide (quadravalent)

2. Meningococcal Conjugate (quadravalent)

Mumps

MMR, Mumps**

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

DTaP, DTaP/Hib, Tdap

Pneumococcal

Pneumococcal Conjugate (7-valent)

Poliomyelitis (Polio)

e-IPV

Rotavirus

Rotavirus

Rubella (German Measles)

MMR, Rubella**

Tetanus*

DTaP, DTaP/Hib, Tdap

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Varicella

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Related Links:  

10 Ways to Ease Your Baby's Vaccination Pain

Arizona Immunization Program

Vaccinate Your Baby 

American Academy of Pediatrics - Immunization Initiatives 

Immunization Action Coalition 

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases 

CDC Current - Immunization Schedules 

CDC Vaccines & Information 

CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

CDC Travelers’ Health – Vaccination Information

Vaccines For Teens

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