Southeastern Idaho Public Health

Immunizations

Vaccines

  • Vaccines are thoroughly tested and undergo many clinical trials to ensure that they are safe and effective. Vaccines protect children and adults against serious, life-threatening diseases.
  • It is important for children to get their vaccinations on time to ensure that they build the proper immunity before they are exposed to specific diseases. If you choose to delay, skip, or reject all or certain vaccines entirely this increases your risk and others risk in contracting a life-threatening disease.
  • Vaccinations are not just for children. Adults need them too in order to stay protected against specific diseases. It’s possible that some adults have never received vaccinations when they were a child.
  • If you’re unsure if you’ve been fully vaccinated or if you have questions about vaccines in general, call your local Public Health Office.

Cost:

  • There are multiple ways to pay for immunizations services. Southeastern Idaho Public has partnered with the Idaho Immunization Program to offer immunizations at a lower cost for those who are uninsured or underinsured. Costs can vary by age and insurance coverage type. Call your local Public Health Office for cost information.

We offer the following vaccines:

Current vaccine schedules:

Travel vaccinations include:

We also offer titers to check for immunity for the following:

  • Hep B
  • Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR)
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Measles
  • Varicella Zoster

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV vaccination is cancer prevention!

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses linked to multiple types of cancer and other diseases. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active people will get HPV in their lifetime. Protect your children from HPV associated cancers and get your 11 or 12 year old sons and daughters vaccinated against HPV today.

Find out more about the HPV & the HPV Vaccination?

Most cervical cancers are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that is passed from person to person during sex. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer. The Pap test looks for cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated, and the HPV test looks for the virus that can cause these cell changes. HPV vaccines can protect women against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable. The most important thing you can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screening tests regularly starting at age 21.

Fast Facts
  • The most important way to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screening tests regularly starting at age 21.
  • Most women don't need a Pap test every year! If your test results are normal, you may be able to wait 3 years.
  • HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer. Get kids vaccinated against HPV at age 11-12 to help prevent cervical cancer.
  • Early cervical cancer may not cause symptoms. Advanced cervical cancer may cause abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge.
  • If your test results are not normal, talk to your doctor. Cervical cancer is highly curable when found and treated early.


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Prevention Tips
  • The most important thing you can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screened regularly.
  • If you're 26 years old or younger, get the HPV vaccine.
  • Ages 27-45 may receive the HPV vaccine if their health care provider indicates it.
  • Use condoms during sex.
  • Limit your number of sexual partners.
  • Don't smoke.

Immunizations Links & Downloads

Name
  HPV and Cancer
  Meningococcal Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
  Tdap
  Information from the CDC regarding vaccination schedules and timing.
  Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  Immunization Action Coalition
  CDC - Vaccine Safety
  Immunization Fact Sheets (provided by CDC)
  Recommended Immunization Schedule (CDC)
  National Immunization Program (CDC)
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