8008 Court Avenue Hamlin, WV 25523

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IMMUNIZATIONS 

The Lincoln County Health Department carries most vaccines. Our vaccination program provides enormous benefits in the prevention of disease. Some shots, especially for school children, are mandatory. Most, like the flu vaccine, are voluntary.

 

Vaccinations for infants through adulthood are given on a walk-in basis at our Immunization Clinic held at the health department in Hamlin, WV:

 

Every Monday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Vaccines for Children 

 

West Virginia law and rules require that all children entering school in WV for the first time in grades K-12 must show proof of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B unless properly medically exempted.*

 

The VFC (Vaccines for Children) Program form must be completed by parents of children who seek vaccinations and are unable to pay for various reasons. Click here to download application form.

 

West Virginia State Law does not allow for non-medical exemptions to immunization requirements. We urge you to click on this link for specific requirements and schedules.

 

*(Exempting school children from vaccinations) Medical exemptions must be requested by a physician who has treated or examined the child and be reviewed and approved by the local health officer in the county in which the child attends school. Requests for exemptions must be based on current standards of immunization practice and include the following information: The vaccine(s) being exempted, the specific medical reason for the exemption, whether the exemption is temporary or permanent, and, if temporary, when the exemption should be reevaluated.

 

Flu Shots

 

We give flu shots at our Immunization Clinic based on the availability of the flu vaccine, usually from late September through November. Specific dates for the flu shots will be posted on this website when available.

 

Each year, new strains of influenza emerge. That is why you need to be vaccinated each and every year. The Lincoln County Health Department holds at least thirteen (13) flu clinics throughout Lincoln County each year to give flu shots so we can help protect all the citizens of our county. Specific locations and times of the clinics will be posted on this website when available.

 

Occupational Immunizations

 

Our health department offers an occupational immunization program for employers. Based upon Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, we will vaccinate your employees against the diseases they may be exposed to on-the-job.

 

As an employer, your risk decreases if you participate in our occupational immunization program. If your insurance carrier lists us as a participating provider, we can bill the vaccines and you only pay the balance. If we are not listed as a provider, we will simply bill you once per month for vaccinations received by your employees. All of our vaccines are given at cost. Only a small, additional administration fee will be charged.

 

You can also walk-in to our health department on Mondays to get a shot or you can schedule a special clinic at your office for all employees to attend. Your in-house “special clinic” can help decrease sick leave that results from the flu.