Immunizations

Immunizations for Infants, Children & Teens


Immunizations are important for infants, children, teens and adults! Public Health offers immunizations for insured, underinsured, and uninsured individuals. Immunization records are recommended for administration of vaccines, so remember to bring your copy of these records to your appointment.

Uninsured adults may be eligible for some vaccines at an administrative cost of $20. Please call us for details.
 


TB Screening

Ravalli County Public Health offers TB testing for $20, cash only. The test requires two visits to our office; the first for the test to be administered, the second, which must be within 48 to 72 hours of the first, for the test to be read.


 Vaccinations Offered


Vaccination Type Reason for Vaccination
Hepatitis B
Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B, a highly infectious virus that attacks the liver. The vaccine is given in three doses over a six month period for adults and children.
Hepatitis A
Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis A, another infectious virus that attacks the liver. The vaccine is given in two doses over a six month period. 
DTaP
Combined vaccine to prevent Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough). This vaccine is given in five doses beginning at two months of age.
Hib
Vaccine to prevent Haemophilus b disease, a leading cause of meningitis (an infection of the brain or covering of the brain and spinal cord). This vaccine is given in three or four doses beginning at two months of age.
PCV
Vaccine to prevent bacterial Pneumococcal infections, such as meningitis and blood infections. It can also prevent some ear infections. This vaccine is given in four doses beginning at two months of age.
IPV
Vaccine to prevent Polio. This inactivated vaccine is given in four doses beginning at two months of age.
MMR
Combined vaccine to prevent Measles, Mumps and Rubella. This vaccine is given in two doses beginning at age one year.
Var
Vaccine to prevent Varicella Zoster or Chickenpox. This vaccine is given in two doses beginning at age one year.
MCV4
Vaccine to prevent bacterial meningitis, now recommended for children at 11-12 years of age. One or two doses may be needed based on age of first dose.
Tdap
A booster vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis required for entry into the 7th grade. One dose is recommended for all adults to protect infants, the most vulnerable group for complications arising from Pertussis (Whooping Cough).
HPV 
An inactivated vaccine which protects against 9 major types of Human Papillomavirus, the major cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. This vaccine is recommended at 11-12 years of age for females and males, given in two doses before age 15 or three doses if started after 15 years old.

Vaccination Resources