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Immunizations

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM and 12:30 PM - 4 PM

Appointments: by appointment or walk-in

Please Note: A parent or legal guardian must be present with a child under 18 years old. Legal guardians must bring proof of guardianship. Outreach clinics are held in Sebewaing and Harbor Beach.

Huron County Immunizations Program nurse holding stethoscope

How to access Michigan Immunization Portal

If you have been immunized in the State of Michigan, you may be able to download your Immunization Record from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).

Steps to get your Immunization Record

1. You must be 18 years of age or older

2. Create or Sign-in to your MiLogin account

3. Upload your valid government issued Photo ID (Driver's license, State ID, or Passport)

* Information uploaded to find your record will not be stored or saved. 

Need Help? Contact 1-833-999-2484 with questions on accessing the Immunization Portal.

Program Overview

The mission of the Immunization Program is to reduce vaccine preventable diseases by providing affordable immunizations to all people from birth through adulthood. The goal is to have all Huron County residents up-to-date on their immunizations appropriate for their age.

Immunizations are a series of shots needed to avoid serious illness due to vaccine preventable diseases.

Contact the Huron County Immunizations Department for more information:

(989) 269-9723

Huron County Immunizations Program nurse checking baby's heartbeat

Vaccine Information

Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis

Prevents three diseases: Diphtheria which can cause fever, chills and a blocked windpipe; Tetanus, known as Lock-jaw causes breathing problems, extreme pain and often leads to death; Pertussis, known as Whooping Cough causes severe coughing and pneumonia.

Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus)

Vaccine protects adolescents and young adults from the Human Papillomavirus that causes 70% of cervical cancers and about 90% of anal and genital warts.

Haemophilus Influenzae B

Prevents Haemophilus Influenzae B disease which can cause meningitis, pneumonia and other serious infections.

Hepatitis A

Prevents Hepatitis A infection which causes a liver disease. Receiving this vaccine can provide long-term prevention of HAV infection.

Hepatitis B

Prevents Hepatitis B infection which can cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Inactivated Poliovirus

Prevents Polio which can cause fever, muscle pain, crippling and death.

​Influenza

Influenza, commonly called "the flu," is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu causes severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. All people 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Prevents three diseases: Measles, which can cause pneumonia, deafness and brain damage; Mumps which can cause deafness and inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord; and Rubella which can cause birth defects in unborn children.

Menactra (Meningococcal) - Trumenba

Meningitis infects the bloodstream, lining of the brain and spinal cord (causing meningitis).

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PVC13) & Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

Protects against Pneumococcal disease that can cause sickness and death. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis.

Rotavirus

Vaccine protects infants from rotavirus that causes high fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The vomiting caused by rotavirus can be frequent, persistent and severe.

Shingles (Zoster)

Shingles, also called herpes zoster or zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). VZV is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body. Usually the virus does not cause any problems; however, the virus can reappear years later, causing shingles. Herpes zoster is not caused by the same virus that causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted disease.

Varicella (chickenpox)

Protects against Varicella Zoster Virus or chickenpox which can cause fever, skin lesions and other serious complications.

After the Shot: What to Expect

Some children may feel sick after receiving a shot. Below are some things to help your child feel better:

 

  • For redness or swelling at the shot site, apply a cold washcloth to the site.

  • Exercise the arm or leg in which the shot was given.

  • Acetaminophen (like Tylenol) may be given to lessen discomfort.

  • Comfort your child. 

 
Your nurse will give you a record of your child's shots. Keep it and carry it with you every time you visit your doctor or the Huron County Health Department.

Huron County Immunizations Program nurse putting bandage of child's arm

Eligibility and Cost

All Huron County residents are eligible for the Immunization program. 

 

Vaccine for children (VFC) and Michigan Vaccine for children (MI-VFC) eligibility criteria includes children who are enrolled in Medicaid; have no health insurance; are American Indian or Alaskan Native; or have insurance with no immunization coverage when the child presents for vaccinations. Children who qualify for VFC & MI-VFC will receive free vaccinations and may be required to pay a $23.00 administration fee for each vaccination. Parents of children who do not qualify for VFC & MI-VFC will be required to pay vaccine and administration fees if their insurance does not cover it. Families with financial hardship may call to discuss payment options.

 

Adults needing immunizations should call our office to determine the vaccine costs, administration fees and insurance coverage information.

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