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Health Services – Vaccines for Children

Making sure that your children get their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do to keep your children – and others – healthy! 

Your children can get the shots from their doctor.  They can also get some shots at pharmacies and clinics; check our Flu Vaccine Resource Page or the Vaccine Finder for locations near you.

The Children’s Immunization Clinic at the Carroll County Health Department provides vaccines and vaccine education and tracking to children who are uninsured, underinsured (children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualified Health Center, or Rural Health Clinic), have Medical Assistance, or who are American Indian or Alaskan Native, from birth through age 18. Call 410-876-4949 or 4920 for an appointment.

The Health Department also holds free vaccination clinics for children:

FREE Adolescent/Child Walk-In Vaccine Clinics

 ONLY the following vaccines will be offered at these clinics:

  • HPV is highly recommended to start at age 11-12 but is not required to attend school in Maryland
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine
  • Meningitis (MCV4- serogroup A, C, W, or Y meningococcal disease) vaccine
  • Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine
  • New: Men B (Meningitis B) vaccine for 16-18 year olds
    The Meningitis B vaccine (Bexsero) is a 2-dose series (at least 1 month apart). 

Any child (through age 18), regardless of insurance, who needs these vaccines may get them for free at our walk-in clinics on: 

 The FIRST Wednesday of EVERY MONTH from 4-6 PM (unless Carroll County Health Department is closed).      

Carroll County Health Department, 290 S. Center St., Westminster. No appointment needed.

Questions? … Please contact the Maternal Child Health Nursing Program @ 410-876-4956; 410-876-4942 or 410-876-4920

For more information on children and vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s child vaccination page.

For information on the HPV vaccine, visit our HPV page.

For Maryland state back-to-school vaccination requirements, visit the Maryland Department of Health’s school vaccination page

 

How to Obtain Services

Who can get services?

Carroll County children from birth through age 18.

 

How do I get services?

Call 410-876-4942 for more information. Call 410-876-4920 for an appointment.

 

Hours

Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

 

Cost

Fees based on income (sliding scale).