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Childhood Immunizations
Personal Health

Child Immunization Program

Vaccines have greatly reduced many childhood diseases, like diphtheria, polio, measles, and whooping cough. Today, it is rare for an American child to catch these serious diseases, and infant death from childhood diseases are very rare in the United States. But the germs that cause these serious diseases still exist and it is very important that children are protected through routine vaccination.


The Central Michigan District Health Department and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has vaccines and education for all ages:

Vaccine Appointments:

  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany children ages 0-17 years of age.

  • Please bring your child’s insurance card and a copy of their immunization record with you.

  • Language interpreters are available. Please notify CMDHD staff in advance if this service is needed.

  • Immunizations are available by appointment or walk-in clinics based on location. Click to see locations info




Ways to Pay:

No vaccines are kept from children based on the ability to pay. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines to children ages 0-18 who do not have insurance, are under uninsured, on Medicaid, and are Native American/Alaskan Native. An administration fee many be charged for each VFC vaccine provided.

If a child is on commercial insurance, it is important to know the following:

  • Are vaccines covered under the plan?

  • Is CMDHD in your network?

  • Do you have deductibles?

CMDHD will bill accepted insurances, but any remaining balance that is not covered will be the patient’s or guardian’s responsibility.

School, Preschool & Childcare Immunizations

In Michigan, there are vaccination requirements for children to enter school/preschool/childcare. These requirements help maintain a high vaccination rate to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases. Before a child can go to childcare, preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade or enroll in a new school district in Michigan, parents or guardians are required to provide documentation that confirms their child has either gotten their immunizations or has received a valid immunization waiver.

The state of Michigan provides summary reports by school building of preschool/childcare sites that show if the school meets these immunization requirements. The summaries can be found here.

Non-medical immunization waiver appointments can be scheduled by calling the CMDHD branch office for your county.

Vaccine Information Resources

 Resource Links: 

Immunizations that are currently given by the Central Michigan District Health Department with Links to CDC's information about these diseases:

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