Measles Clarification

Recent measles activity and press reports have resulted in questions regarding MMR vaccination and the possible need for additional doses for certain populations. The information below is intended to help clarify MMR vaccine recommendations for adults.

Please note, the recommendations to protect adults against measles has not changed from the ACIP MMR Recommendations statement was published in 2013. The current recommendations can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6204a1.htm.

Recommendations: One dose of MMR or measles containing vaccine received on or after the first birthday, or other presumptive immunity, is sufficient for most* U.S. adults born on or after 1957.

Other presumptive evidence of measles immunity includes:

• Birth before 1957

• Laboratory evidence of immunity

• Laboratory confirmation of disease

Clarification of recommendations:

• There is no recommendation for an adult catch-up program for persons born before 1989. Those born since 1989 likely would have been required to have 2 doses of a measles containing vaccine for school attendance.

• There is no current recommendation for vaccination campaigns among adults or individuals in non-affected areas to prevent measles outbreaks

For international travel, talk to your provider about mumps 6-11 months before you leave.

 

Immunization Records Request, click on the link below and fill out the form completely. Please allow up to 48 hours to respond to the request during normal business hours.

REQUEST FOR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

Click on the link below to  fill out our patient intake form (2 sided) and bring it with you to your appointment.

FILLABLE VACCINE CONSENT FORM

Vaccines we currently offer by appointment.  Prices subject to change.

Available vaccines and current pricing 3.12.19

Shingles Vaccination Update

Note: GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of the Shingrix vaccine, stated that the vaccine has proved so popular, that it has not been able to produce it quickly enough and that you should call around in your community to see who may have the vaccine.  As supply is restored, we will start taking more appointments again.  Sorry for any inconvenience. 

On October 20, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Shingrix® for adults aged 50 years and older to prevent shingles.

Series is two doses, the second dose is needed 2-6 months after the first. Cost is $197 per dose.

Learn more here.

For insurance inquiries, use CPT code 90750.

For the current recommendations, click here.

Immunization

Click here to pay your immunization statement balance online

Through the Gallatin City-County Health Department, our goal is to promote healthy children and adults in Gallatin County by hosting clinics and by appointment visits for routine vaccinations and those needed for international travel.

Welcoming Gallatin County residents of all income levels, with or without insurance, our experienced, friendly, and highly-trained nurses can help guide you and your family through the immunization process quickly and easily in the convenience of our downtown Bozeman location. And our sliding fee scale (aside from international travel clinics) is designed to promote access to all for a healthier, happier community.

 

Did you know…

70% of Gallatin County children ages 24-35 months are caught up on all age appropriate vaccines.

–From the 2012 Gallatin County Community Health Profile

 

Why Immunize?

When you and your children are immunized you are not only benefiting your own family’s health, but you are also protecting the overall health of your community. It may seem as if many of the diseases we vaccinate against are no longer a threat, but it’s important to understand that if we stopped vaccinating, many diseases that are almost unknown today would likely reappear, potentially turning into an epidemic. By vaccinating, you are also helping to protect those in the community who suffer from weaker immune systems, such as babies and older adults who are more vulnerable to diseases that can cause further complications and even death.

 

For more information and answers to common vaccination questions, check out: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/why.htm 

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Who We Serve?

We welcome anyone in the community in need of immunizations for themselves and/or their children. Our sliding fee scale is based on income, and we bill insurance for those who have it. With a convenient location and a professional, experienced, and friendly staff, our services include:

 

Daycare & School Vaccinations

• Employment Vaccinations

International Travel Clinics

Older Adult Vaccinations

Routine Childhood Vaccinations

Immunizations and Pregnancy

Walk-In Influenza (Flu) Clinics

 

 

Provider Resources – Immunization

 Providers can go here for links to technical information and forms.

 

Location & Contact Information

215 W. Mendenhall, on the corner of 3rd St. and Mendenhall, one block north of Main St. Call (406) 582-3100 for immunization clinic times or to make an appointment.