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Appointment Reminder Page
Thank you for scheduling your appointment for immunizations.
Please read the following so we can best serve you.
For the Health and Safety of our clients and employees, new efforts have been put in place for immunization appointments which include:
With advanced notice appointments, a vaccine administration form and reminder education will be mailed to you.
A Vaccine Information Statement will be given to you at the appointment that explains the benefits and risks of each vaccine. You may also visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/current-vis.html
Health and Safety efforts for our clients include:
- Do you, your child, the person bringing the child or anyone you have been around or live with have a fever (100.0 or higher), feel feverish, cough, (not associated to other chronic health conditions) shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, changes in how you normally feel, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell? If yes, please call the office at 419-738-3410 and select option 4
- Have you or your child been in close contact with a household member or another individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19? If yes, please call the office at 419-738-3410 and select option 4
FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
- Complete and bring the form that has either been mailed to you or printed from our website at www.auglaizehealth.org (Click on the “Forms” link in the gray box at the top of the page)
- Review the information enclosed about the vaccines you or your child is receiving.
- Please be on time for your appointment. You may come up to 5 minutes early
- Masks should be worn for anyone 10 years and older unless fully vaccinated per CDC definition
- Due to social distancing please limit the number of family members attending the appointment.
- Bring your vaccine record
- Bring your insurance card(s)
- Foster/Guardian/Custody papers if applicable
- A note from the parent if someone else will be bringing a child under 18 years old. This form is also on our website.
ROTAVIRUS is live virus vaccine given orally to prevent a severe vomiting and diarrhea infection. The virus can be shed in the stool for up to 2 weeks. Be mindful of good hand washing with “dirty diaper” changes. There is a very small risk of intussusception from rotavirus vaccination, usually within a week after the first or second dose. Intussusception is when the intestine slides into itself like a telescope. It would appear as stomach pain with severe crying, legs pulled up, may vomit or have blood in stool. Need to seek medical attention.
Vaccines that are injected into the muscle:
DTAP/HIB/IPOL, HEPATITIS B/ PREVNAR13 / Hepatitis A / FLU
As applicable: We encourage increased water intake for the next 1-2 days and encourage movement of the arms to work in the vaccine and to help prevent soreness.
Injections – Child may be fussy, irritable, drowsy or lethargic after injections for 1-2 days, or you may notice soreness, redness, tenderness, swelling at site. If so, you apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth to the site.
Monitor for fever – Ask your child’s doctor if you can give your child a non-aspirin pain reliever. Typically, you can administer Acetaminophen (Tylenol) fever-reducer based on child’s weight every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) fever-reducer is not recommended until child is 6 months of age unless recommended by physician. Pay extra attention to your child for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your child’s doctor.
Vaccines that are injected into the subcutaneous tissue: fatty tissue in the back of the arm
MMR/VARICELLA – weakened live virus vaccine
MMR –soreness, redness, or rash where the shot is given and rash all over the body can happen after MMR vaccine within 2 weeks. Fever, swelling of the glands in the cheeks or neck sometimes occur after MMR vaccine.
VARICELLA -sore arm from the injection, fever or redness or rash where the shot is given within 2 weeks. If develops pox mark on arm, let dry off and fall off. Anyone with a gets a rash should stay away from people with weakened immune system and infants until the rash goes away.
MMR#2 &Varicella#2 (*ProQuad)- *based on no history of chickenpox disease AND no history of seizures for child, parent or sibling . If the 1st dose of the MMR and varicella (chickenpox) vaccine took may not see any reaction. If the child did not develop antibodies with 1st dose, possible to develop rash within 2 weeks after vaccine received or develop a pox mark at site of infection or rash on chest. If develops a pox mark at site of injection, let dry up and fall off. * Anyone who gets a rash should stay away from people with weakened immune system and infants until the rash goes away.
RV: rotavirus infection, a serious diarrheal disease
DTaP: diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough)
Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b, a serious brain,throat, and blood infection
Polio: polio, a serious paralyzing disease
HepB: hepatitis B, a serious liver disease
PCV13: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine protects against a serious blood, lung, and brain infection
HepA: hepatitis A, a serious liver disease
Influenza: a serious lung infection
MMR: measles, mumps, and rubella
Chickenpox: also called varicella
Vaccines for Adolescents – administered into the arm muscle:
We encourage increased water intake for the next 1-2 days and encourage movement of the arms to work in the vaccine and to help prevent soreness.
Most people don’t have any serious side effects from vaccines. If you have any symptoms that concern you after you get vaccinated, call your doctor. The most common side effects are usually mild and can include pain, swelling, or redness where the shot was given, mild fever, feeling tired, headache.
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
Meningococcal ACWY – helps protect against meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood.. A small percentage of experience muscle or joint pains.
HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine – can prevent cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers in women, penile cancer in men, and anal cancers in both men and women.
FLU – a serious lung infection
*How do I know if my insurance company will cover my visit?
The Auglaize County Health Department accepts Medicaid and is contracted with most commercial health insurance companies. For commercial health insurance, please call the Member Services phone number on the back of your insurance card to:
- Verify coverage services at our facility including deductible.
- To help with verification, you may provide your health insurance company our NPI # 1801959630.
While we are contracted with Medical Mutual, we have been informed that Mercy Health/SRMC will only cover services provided by one of their locations/providers – therefore not covered at our facility.
For your convenience, we offer a discounted cash day of service fee.