Childhood Immunizations

Children through 18 years of age that meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible for VFC Program vaccines.

The Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program covers vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Children enrolled in Medicaid
  • Children who do not have insurance
  • Children who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, as defined by the Indian Health Services Act
  • Children who have health insurance that does not cover vaccine
  • Children must be residing within the state of West Virginia

These children can receive VFC vaccine at the Mercer County Health Department.

Ensuring no VFC eligible child contracts a vaccine-preventable disease because of his or her parent’s inability to pay for the vaccine or its administration is the goal of the VFC Program.

For further information, other VFC questions, administration fees or to schedule an appointment, please call (304) 324-8851, or (304) 324-8367, weekdays (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adult Immunizations

Immunizations are not just for children, but older adults also need shots to protect their health. Call today for advice on any of the following adult immunizations to help prevent serious health problems:

  • Td (tetanus and diptheria), Tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/B
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia (Pneumovax23 and Prevnar 13)
  • Shingles (Shinrix and Zostavax)

Adult Immunization Services are provided on Thursday and Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For further information, please call (304) 324-8367, or visit

International Travel Immunizations

While traveling abroad is common, such travel increases your risk of contracting a serious health condition. Most immunizations or health precautions are not required for entry to foreign countries, but they provide valuable protection for people who wish to travel in good health.

Each traveler is unique. Risk of exposure to disease and developing an illness while traveling is determined by several factors:

  • Current health
  • Length of time before departure
  • Geographical destination(s)
  • Itinerary
  • Purpose of travel
  • Length of stay
  • Type of accommodations
  • Food and water sources

Some immunization schedules can take up to six months. Call ahead for advice on any of the following immunizations appropriate for International Travel:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A/B
  • Yellow Fever
  • Typhoid
  • Td (tetanus/diphtheria)/Tdap (tetanus/diptheria/acellular pertussis
  • IPV (injectable polio)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

International Travel Immunization Services are provided weekdays (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For further information, please call (304) 324-8367.

Any questions regarding immunizations can be directed to the appropriate contact below:

Public Health
Sandie Davis, RN, BSN

Phone: (304) 324-8367
Ethel Yopp, LPN

Phone: (304) 324-8851