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.
- Public Health holds a monthly Children’s Immunization Clinic for children 0- 18 years of age.
- Children with private insurance should get their vaccinations at their primary care doctor’s office.
- The clinic is held from 1:00pm – 4:00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month by appointment.
- Adults with private health insurance can be vaccinated at Public Health using private stock of vaccine which is purchased by the county. Permission is obtained to then bill their individual insurance company.
- For those uninsured adult free vaccines can be provided by The Vaccine for Adults (VFA) program, which is funded by NYSDOH and the CDC.
- Adult vaccinations are available by appointment Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.
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.