St. Charles County offers Adult Immunization Program
Everyone knows children need vaccinations to protect them from disease as well as routine booster shots to maintain that protection. But adults also need to get routine shots. The St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment has developed a new Adult Immunization Program, or AIP. Gil Copley, director of the St. Charles County health department said vaccinations people received as children may not protect them as adults and immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases can fade over time. In addition, researchers develop new vaccines to guard against disease. The new AIP offers an easy, low-cost way for St. Charles County adults to get vaccinated. The Adult Immunization Program currently offers vaccinations to protect against: Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR); Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td); Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap); Varicella (chickenpox); Polio; bacterial meningitis; and Hepatitis A and B. Other vaccines may be offered in the future.
Appointments are required and the cost of the shots vary. To make an appointment, call (636) 949-1857 or 636-949-7400. The clinic, located at 1650 Boone's Lick Road, St. Charles, is open from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesdays, afternoon clinic hours are extended to 5:30 p.m., and to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.