The Hamilton County Health Department can only give immunizations to children from birth through 18 years of age who have the following insurance status:
Medicaid - Child 0 through 18 years of age that has any form of Medicaid insurance. Medicaid recipients must show their car at each visit.
Native American or Alaskan Native - Child 0 through 18 years of age who identifies as an American Indian or Alaskan Native regardless of insurance.
No Health Insurance (“Uninsured”) - Child 0 through 18 years of age who does not have health insurance.
Insurance Does Not Cover Vaccines (“Under-insured”) - Child 0 through 18 years of age who has health insurance, but the health insurance does not pay for vaccine coverage, children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (these children are categorized as under-insured for non-covered vaccines only) or children whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount (once that coverage amount is met, these children are categorized as “No Health Insurance” or “Under-insured”).
Fully Insured (“Not Eligible”) - Child 0 through 18 years of age who has health insurance which provides coverage for vaccines, including those who have high deductibles, 80/20 or percentage based coverage or has a co-pay. If you do not know if your insurance covers vaccines, contact them for information. We are unable to provide immunizations to any child in this category.
Pre-registration is required for Tuesday and Thursdays clinics.
New Patient Information
All new patients must be pre-registered before coming to an immunization clinic.
Fax completed demographic form and the up to date shot record 317-776-8506.
Provide a phone number or email address where a nurse can contact you with questions and notify you when your child's registration is complete.
For patients seen at the health department in the past who wish to return but have received vaccines elsewhere, please fax the updated record to 317-776-8506 for review prior to your visit.
The Hamilton County Health Department offers all vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
New Fees - Effective July 1, 2014
The new administrative fee will be $8 per vaccine. We accept cash and credit/debit cards. A small transaction fee is charged for credit/debit payments. Medicaid recipients must bring their card for each visit to verify eligibility and waive the fee.
Scheduling a Visit
Immunizations are given every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., no appointment is necessary. During high volume immunization periods of the year, we reserve the right to limit the number of patients seen at each clinic.
A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child to each visit. Step-parents, grandparents, or other relatives cannot bring the child to the clinic. Legal guardianship must go through the courts. Notarized signatures are not proof of guardianship. No exceptions.
Immunization Release Form
In order to provide immunization records on your child, our office will need a release (PDF) form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Records will not be released without this consent form or to anyone other than the parent or legal guardian if less than 18 years of age. For those who are 18 years or older, you must complete and sign the form yourself. Records cannot be obtained by parents once a person reaches 18 years of age. Physicians and schools can view the records in the Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP) if they are registered users. Completed release forms may be faxed to our office at 317-776-8506. Records will be sent as soon as possible, but no more than 10 working days once the signed consent is received. Immunization records cannot be emailed due to HIPAA.
A MyVaxIndiana PIN number can be obtained by completing the immunization release form as described above. You will receive a PIN number with instructions on how to obtain the record. You will need to contact your primary care provider to obtain the PIN number if that is where you or your child received immunizations. We can supply a PIN number to those who have received immunizations at the Hamilton County Health Department or if your provider does not participate in CHIRP. For more information on the MyVaxIndiana initiative, please visit their website.
Immunization records may be incomplete in MyVaxIndiana if your physician or physicians have not entered immunizations given to you or your child in CHIRP. Please keep this in mind when reviewing records obtained through MyVaxIndiana.