The Health Department provides adult and childhood immunizations. Those Joplin residents requiring immunizations for immigration purposes can contact OccuMed for services. Keeping your immunizations and those of your child current provide you maximum protection against many diseases that can be life threatening or at the very least keep you out of work or your child out of school for several days. Diseases can also cause a large expense for diagnosis and treatment as compared to the cost of vaccine.

Children under the age of 18 must have their shot record as well as be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or an adult with written permission in order to give consent. Appointments are required for all immunizations, which are available on the following days, excluding the fourth Thursday of each month:
  • Tuesday - 9:15 am to 11:00 am, 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday - 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm
If you or your child received immunizations through another Missouri health department you can receive a printed immunization record from us. For more information call (417) 623-6122.

Available Vaccinations

The following vaccinations are available:

For Children
  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Haemophilus B influenza (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human Papillomavirus (known as HPV or Gardasil vaccine) – prevents cervical cancer and genital warts; administered to girls ages 9 to 18 and eligible for the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (Prevnar vaccine) – protects against serious blood, lung, and brain infections; administered at 2, 4, and 6 months old as well as months 12 to 15
  • Rotavirus – prevents rotavirus infection, a serious diarrheal disease; administered orally at age 2 months and ending at 8 months

For At Risk Adults and Children

  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Hepatitis B (to adults who meet high-risk priority guidelines)
  • Influenza – Vaccine administered as young as 6 months of age
  • Meningococcal conjugate – for ages 11 to 18 years and for college entry
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Polio
  • Td or Tdap – beginning at age 7 years