The Wayne County Public Health Immunization Program focuses on activities that prevent the occurrence and transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in children and adults. Wayne County Public Health can provide free immunizations to uninsured children or those who have Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Choice Option, or many of the other Managed Care Plans, or if they are of American Indian or Alaskan heritage. These vaccines are provided through the VFC (Vaccine for Children) program which is a federally funded program through NYSDOH and the CDC.
Children with private insurance should get vaccinated at their primary care doctor’s office. Adults with private insurance can be vaccinated at Public Health using private stock of the vaccine purchased by the county. Permission is then obtained to bill the individual’s insurance company. For adults that are uninsured, free adult vaccines can be provided by the Vaccines For Adults (VFA) program, funded by NYSDOH and CDC.
The Immunizations Program is coordinated by:
Susan Sheets, RN
decades of research from hundreds of medical, government and nonprofit organizations around the world
have proven time and time again that vaccines are safe and effective. More information can be found here:
Contact the program coordinator if you are interested in more information about this topic, such as educational materials, presentations, and resources.