We will be including communicable disease information, vaccine information and updates on our web site each month.


  Immunization Information

The Pocahontas County Health Department works with the Iowa Department of Public Health in providing vaccines for preventable disease.

The goal of the Immunization Program is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases by working in conjunction with public and private health care providers throughout the state.

Accomplishing this goal will require achieving and maintaining high vaccination coverage levels and improving vaccination strategies among under-vaccinated populations.

In the past there has been a resurgence of diseases in the college population.  Vaccine protection can wane as time goes on.  Thus, the need to give booster doses.

Pocahontas County Health Department has immunization clinics monthly and we are available at our office for immunizations on the mornings of WIC clinics.

We will be including communicable disease information, vaccine information and updates on our web site each month.

Click HERE for "What you need to know about RABIES"
Tetanus Fact Sheet (2012)
Click here for information on Pneumonia
Click here for information about Varicella (chickenpox)
Click here for Meningitis Facts
Click here to find out "What You Need to Know About" Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccines
Click HERE for "What You Need to Know" about the
Tetanus, Ditpheria Pertusis Vaccine
Click HERE for "What You Need to Know" about Hepatitis A vaccine
CLICK HERE for Facts about Pneumococcal Diseases for Adults
CLICK HERE for a Fact Sheet about Measles
CLICK HERE for a Fact Sheet about TETANUS (Lockjaw Disease)