WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Health Department will hold evening immunization clinics from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, and Monday, Aug. 8. KCHD is able to serve children from birth through age 18 who have any form of Medicaid, are uninsured or have insurance that does not cover vaccines.
An $8 administration fee is charged for each injection. Medicaid covers these fees. Uninsured and underinsured individuals can pay the administration fees by check or cash at time of service.
Normal clinic hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These are walk-in clinics with first come, first served.
As of 2012, state regulation changed and public-funded vaccine is not to be used for children who have private health insurance coverage. Most pharmacies can provide vaccination services for ages 7 and older. For children ages 7-10, a prescription is required. For children older than age 11, most pharmacies are able to provide vaccination based on standing orders. Parents are always advised to check with their local physician.
If someone is unable to pay the administration fees, a hardship form may be requested to have the administration charges waived. For any questions please call the Kosciusko County Health Department Clinic at (574) 372-3515.