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New School Requirements 2012

Beginning in the fall of 2012, West Virginia 7th graders and 12th graders will have to show proof that they have had their Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) shot in addition to their MCV4 or Meningitis shot(s).  High school 
seniors will need a second dose of MCV4 or the meningitis vaccine if the first shot was received before their 16th birthday.

Parents of incoming West Virginia 7th and 12th graders should speak with their health care provider or their local health department to make sure that their child has all of the shots that they need for next school year.


Are you and your children up-to-date on vaccinations?  The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducts routine immunization clinics for children, adolescents and adults.  We also offer Overseas Travel and Occupational Health vaccinations.

We carry all vaccines and offer them at cost with an additional small administration fee.  Some insurances will cover the cost of your vaccinations.  Please check with your insurance carrier to determine which vaccinations are covered.  We will also bill insurance on your behalf. 

We are proud to be a Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provider.  VFC eliminates financial barriers for children that need immunizations.  Each child and up to the age of 19 will be screened for VFC eligibility.  If they meet the guidelines for eligibility vaccines will be given at no cost, only a small administration fee will apply. 

  Overseas Travel
Are you planning to travel outside the United States for work or pleasure?  The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department offers overseas travel clinics each week to ensure you receive the required and recommended vaccinations that you need to travel. 

All of our vaccines are given at cost.  A small consultation fee and administration fee will be charged.*

Our nurses will prepare a customized informational packet for you and counsel you on what vaccines you will need.

Our overseas travel clinics are scheduled by appointment.
You will need to schedule an appointment 2- 4 weeks in advance of travel to make certain you are protected before you reach your destination.


Are you or your employees at risk?  The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department offers an occupational immunization program for employers.  Based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, we will vaccinate your employees against the diseases they may be exposed to on-the-job. 

This in turn, decreases your risk as an employer.  If we are a participating provider with your insurance carrier, we can bill those vaccines and you only pay the balance.*   If we are not a provider, we will simply bill you once per month for vaccinations received by your employees.  All of our vaccines are given at cost.  Only an administration fee will be charged.

  Routine Immunizations

We schedule routine immunizations by appointment and conduct several clinics each week.  We also administer vaccinations on a walk-in basis as space allows. 

KCH holds special immunization clinics for college-bound students each summer and for back-to-school students in the fall.

  Influenza Immunizations
Each year, new strains of influenza emerge.  That is why you need vaccinated each and every year!  The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department holds flu clinics October through December each year and gives about 15,000 shots to protect the citizens of our county.

You can walk-in to one of our daily clinics Monday though Friday at our Lee Street location, or you can schedule a special clinic at your office for all employees to attend.  This can decrease sick leave due to the flu!

We accept Medicare as well as most private fee-for-service plans.

To schedule a clinic for your office, please call our office in September to reserve your spot.