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February 21, 2018

2/1/2018 3:00:00 PM
Health Department here now accepting private insurance

The Switzerland County Health Department can now bill private insurance for adult and children vaccines.

The department can accept most insurances, so residents are asked to call or bring in their card, and the health department can run the insurance to see if you are covered; or you can call your insurance company to see what it covers.

Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date the same as children because immunity for childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventative care measures available. All adults need a flu vaccine every year. You may need other vaccines based on your age, health conditions, job, lifestyle, or travel habits.

Learn more about what other vaccines may be recommended for you and talk to your healthcare professional about which vaccines are right for you.

The Switzerland County Health Department still has the VFC (Vaccines for Children) through the Indiana State Department of Health for ages birth to 18 years of age for those without insurance, on Medicaid or insurance does not cover vaccines. It also has the adult program throughout the Indiana State Department of Health for those who do not have health insurance.

Vaccines are given on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from 8-10:30 a.m. and noon to 3:30 p.m.; or Thursday from 8-11:30 a.m.

Call the Health Department with any questions at (812) 427-3220.

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