The Delta County Health Department Immunization Program offers routine and recommended immunizations for infants, children, and adults. We accept all insurances including Medicaid. For uninsured or underinsured we ask for a $21.68 donation per vaccine.
Infant and Child Immunizations
There are many ways to protect children as they grow. Car seats and helmets provide just some of the protection every child deserves. But when it comes to protection against certain childhood diseases, the medical community recommends vaccinations. Getting your child vaccinated according to the schedule is important. Current recommendations call for immunization against 15 vaccine preventable diseases which are:
Download a copy of the current school immunization requirements
You may download a copy of your (or your minor child's) Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) record here.
Influenza Immunization (FLU)
The flu shot (also called inactivated influenza vaccine) cannot give you the flu. It is comprised of killed viruses. Most people generally do not experience any side effects from the flu shot. When they do occur, they are usually mild. The most common side effects from the flu shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot is given.
The nasal spray vaccine is approved for use in healthy people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant. The nasal spray vaccine cannot give you the flu. It is made from weakened flu viruses that can only infect the nasal passages. Most people don’t have any side effects. When side effects do occur they tend to be mild, for example runny nose, cough, or nasal congestion.
The Health Department will carry the Fluzone High-Dose (manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Inc.) for people age 65 and older Fluzone High-Dose vaccines contain four times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that prompts the body to make antibody) contained in regular flu shots. The additional antigen is intended to create a stronger immune response (more antibody) in the person getting the vaccine.
Whether or not the improved immune response leads to greater protection against influenza disease after vaccination is not yet known. CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends flu vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu; however, neither CDC nor ACIP is expressing a preference of one vaccine over another at this time.
For more information, visit Centers for Disease Control or call CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.
The Delta County Health Department provides TB Skin Tests to screen for possible TB infections for a small fee, and the Department works with the Colorado Health Department to monitor and treat TB. Treatment is free of cost for the patient.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious infection that is spread through the air by coughing and sneezing. When infectious people cough, sneeze, talk or spit, they propel TB germs into the air. To become infected, a person needs only to inhale a small number of these germs from an actively infected TB person.
Tuberculin Skin Testing Fact Sheet