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#3 John Bennett Drive
PO Box 1426
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Toll Free:......800.458.6672

Immunization Clinics

LCHD holds two immunization clinics per month at the following locations:

2nd Thursday of each month at
Trinity United Methodist Church
2330 Plank Road, Keokuk
12:00 Noon - 4:30pm

4th Thursday of each month at
Lee County Health Department
2218 Avenue H, Ft. Madison
12:00 Noon - 5:30pm

(Call to confirm during Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks)

Child Vaccine Information

The immunization program assures access to childhood immunizations for infants and children through age 18 in specific, underserved populations.  Children need to be immunized at 2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 months of age, and at 4 years and 11 years of age.  If a parent is unable to attend, a signed permission slip must accompany each child.  Please bring your child's immunization record to the clinic.  It costs LCHD $5.00 to immunize each individual.  Please help us to cover the costs with a donation if able.  Thank you.

Children must meet at least one of these eligibility requirements to receive vaccines through these clinics:

  • Enrolled in Iowa Medicaid Program
  • Have no health insurance
  • Is American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Have health insurance that DOES NOT pay for vaccines

Vaccines Required by Iowa Law

Adolescent Vaccine Information

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recomment that pre-teens get several vaccines at age 11 or 12 years, or later as part of a "catch-up" plan for older teens.  These vaccines are:

  • Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, for females
  • Hepatitis A (hep A)
  • Varicella (chickenpox) primary series or booster dose
  • Influenza (flu) annually

These vaccines prevent serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases.  Immunity from some childhood vaccines can wane over time, so people need to get another dose of the vaccine during their pre-teen years.  Also, as children move into adolescence, they are at greater risk of catching certain diseases, like meningitis and HPV.

Iowa law now requires a ontime Tdap vaccine for children entering 7th grade and up, if born on or after September 15, 2000.

Adult Vaccine Information

We never outgrow the need for vaccinations.  Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone and we all need tetanus boosters every 10 years.  Adult vaccines are paid for at the time of vaccination.  Prices vary by type of vaccine.  Please call LCHD for current pricing.

Adult immunization services available include:

  • Td/Tdap boosters
  • Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccinations
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series
  • Annual influenza vaccinations
  • Zostavax (shingles) - special order

For more information contact:

Immunization Nurse
Lee County Health Department
2218 Avenue H
Fort Madison, Iowa  52627

(319)372-5225 or (800)458-6672

Or visit:

Iowa Department of Public Health