The Ellis County Health Department provides vaccinations, like the ones listed below, to prevent illnesses and promote a healthy lifestyle.
If you have any chronic illnesses or take any medications that may delay you from receiving a vaccine, contact your doctor to confirm you may still receive it. You may also need a doctor’s order for a vaccine if you are outside of the appropriate age range. It is important to discuss vaccinations with your doctor to ensure you are getting the right ones at the right time.
*Please call the Health Department at 785-628-9440 to schedule an appointment or walk-in on Mondays during normal business hours (walk-ins not accepted for COVID Vaccines- see main Health page for the Vaccine/Testing link).
Infants and children
Routinely recommended adult vaccinations may include:
Hepatitis A (2 dose series)
Hepatitis B (3 dose series)
HPV - Human Papiloma Virus (up to age 26)
Meningococcal up to age 23 (24 and older would need a Doctor’s order.)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis - Tdap
This shot is also available through our "Cocoon Project": for those who do not have insurance or who are under insured, and expecting a newborn family member.
Influenza (flu shot)
Pneumonia (Prevnar 13 + Pnuemonia 23 OR one dose of Prevnar 20)
Shingrix(Shingles) - age 50 and over (new FDA recommendation)
Beginning 2023, if you have Medicare Part D, Shingrix may be covered. Insurance is still working through the details, and you may still have a balance until end of March 2023. Please call ahead and we can check it for you.
Check with BCBS to ensure your shot will be covered.