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Stay on track with your child’s vaccinations

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As a parent, you want to keep your children safe. Routine childhood vaccinations are an important way to ensure that your child and community remain healthy and protected against serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough.

As opportunities for in-person activities and play continue to grow, the Jackson County Health Department encourages parents to make sure children are up-to-date on routinely recommended vaccines. Well-child visits and check-ups are essential for routine vaccination, even during the pandemic.

You can also review the 2021 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines.

For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit these resources from the CDC:

If you have questions about vaccines, talk to your child’s healthcare provider.

Jackson County Health Department is providing immunizations at our clinic Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m with the exception of holidays. The clinic is located at 313 S. Liberty Street in Independence. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Additionally, we are hosting several traveling Back-to-School Immunization Clinics. Visit to find clinics near you and schedule an appointment.