Grundy County Health Department
Family Services

Immunizations

Immunizations protect your child from serious illness and are required for attendance at school or licensed daycare. The Grundy County Health Department participates in the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.

 

Grundy County Health Department Immunization Page

Missouri Immunization Schedule

CDC Parent Immunization Site

 

Adults need immunizations too! Grownups need a tetanus booster every ten years and a flu shot annually. We offer other adult vaccinations: Hepatitis A and B, Shingles, Pneumonia, and HPV.


We can bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, UnitedHealthcare, and Medicare Part D.

 

CDC Adult Vaccinations

Vaccinations Recommended For Travelers

WIC

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutritional program offered to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, infants and children under age 5.

The goal of the Federally-funded WIC program is to help young children get off to a healthy start. Eligibility is based on nutritional risk and Federal income guidelines. WIC clients receive nutrition education and counseling and supplemental food packages. WIC has recently added baby food and fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to its food packages.

Income guidelines are generous, a family of four can make as much as $40793 a year and still qualify.

 

GCHD WIC Information

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

MO WIC Program

Federal WIC Information

Well-Child Clinic

Well-child check-ups are important for monitoring a child’s growth and development. At our well-child clinic, children up to the age of six receive a physical exam that includes screenings for height, weight, hearing, vision, lead, and anemia. Clinics are scheduled twice monthly; there is no charge for the service.

 

Newborn Home Visits

Newborn home visits are available free to Grundy County residents. New parents have lots of questions when they arrive home with a new baby. A Health Department nurse will visit your home shortly after delivery to weigh and measure your baby and answer your questions about infant care, address your postpartum concerns, and offer breastfeeding support, if needed.

Lead Screening

Lead poisoning is a health risk for young children. Kids may be exposed to lead through lead-based paint or dust that is contaminated with lead. Lead testing should be done at at age one and two and for any child under age six that has never been tested. Lead Screening is available free by appointment.

 

CDC Lead Poisoning & Prevention

Breastfeeding Support

Health experts worldwide agree that breastfeeding provides the best start for a new baby; there are wonderful benefits for the mother as well.

GCHD has a Certified Breastfeeding Educator on staff to answer your questions about breastfeeding. We also hold breastfeeding classes twice a year and loan breastpumps to residents of Grundy county.

 

Breastfeeding Support


Car Seat Checks

In the State of Missouri, children under the age of 8 must be secured in an appropriate car seat or booster seat. It is estimated that 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. GCHD has Certified Passenger Safety Technicians on staff that can inspect for proper installation and make sure your seat is appropriate for your child's size and age.

 

MoDOT Seat Belt & Child Safety Seat