Vaccines help protect you from serious infectious diseases throughout your life — from infancy to early adulthood and into old age. West Central District Health offers routine vaccinations for adults and children ages 2 months and older.
You can schedule a vaccination appointment, inquire about pricing, or get more information by calling the WCDHD office at (308) 696-1201. You can also request an appointment by filling out our secure online form, or visit our office during regular hours. Walk-in appointments may be available, but are not guaranteed.
Most insurers cover all routine vaccinations, and financial assistance is available for many uninsured and underinsured individuals seeking vaccination through WCDHD. Call the WCDHD office at (308) 696-1201 to inquire about pricing or seek additional information about what assistance is available for your particular situation.
Accommodations are available for those who require them — including in-home vaccination, carside vaccination, and alternate language services. Please call (308) 221-6831 and leave a message if prompted; we will contact you to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment.
Vaccines available at WCDHD include:
- COVID-19 (children and adults)
- Influenza (children and adults)
- RSV (for adults 60 and older)
- Routine childhood vaccines (including DTap, RV, Hib, PCV, IPV, MMR, varicella, HepA, and HepB)
- Sexually-transmitted infection prevention (Hepatitis A and B, HPV, Mpox)
- Certain vaccines recommended for international travel
- Click here to view a detailed list of available vaccines
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Servicios De Idioma Español (Spanish Language Services)
Existen servicios disponibles en español. Si necesita servicios o desea programar una vacunación, llámenos al (308) 696-1201 y presione "2" para español cuando se le solicite.
Accommodations are available for Spanish-language speakers. If you need services or would like to schedule a vaccination, please call us at (308) 696-1201 and press "2" for Spanish when prompted.
Vaccine schedules tell you which vaccines you and your family need, and when to get them. Vaccine schedules are organized by age. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers detailed, easy-to-read online information about vaccine schedules for each age group, including adults. Click the buttons below to learn more about vaccine schedules on the CDC's website (links will open in new window).
Immunization records help you keep track of what vaccinations you have received, and when. In the state of Nebraska, immunization records are available online through the Nebraska State Immunization Information System, or NESIIS — a secure, web-based portal for patients and healthcare providers. Click to button below to visit the Nebraska State Immunization Information System (link will open in new window).
Off-site Flu Shot Clinics
WCDHD provides convenience with off-site influenza vaccination clinics to local businesses, schools, and companies. Guidelines for off-site clinics include a commitment of at least 10 participants. For further information or questions, or to schedule a clinic, please call (308) 221-6830.
This form needs to be completed if you are requesting a clinic at your business, organization, or school. Click the button above to open the form (opens in new window).
Please complete this form if a flu shot clinic has been confirmed and scheduled at your business, organization, or school, and you wish to guarantee services during the clinic. Click the button above to open the form (opens in new window).
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International travel increases your chances of getting and spreading diseases that are rare or not found in United States. West Central District Health Department offers many vaccines that may be recommended or required for international travel, including:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Typhoid Fever
- Yellow Fever
- Cholera and Japanese Encephalitis (can be ordered in if requested in advance)
You can schedule a vaccination appointment, inquire about pricing, or get more information about travel vaccines by calling the WCDHD office at (308) 696-1201. Please call at least four weeks in advance of your travel date.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an online tool for travelers, to determine what vaccines or medicines you may need and what diseases or health risks are a concern at your destination. Click the buttons below to learn more about travel vaccination needs on the CDC's website (links will open in new window).
Available Vaccines at West Central District Health Department — Full List
- COVID-19 (Available for children and adults)
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, the flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system — other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill. Two types of vaccines are available at WCDHD: Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna). RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FALL/WINTER 2023-24: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19, regardless of their previous vaccination status. Click here to view the CDC's recommendations in full on their website (opens in new window).
- DTaP(Available for children)
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) are three serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria leads to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Tetanus causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness. Tetanus kills 1 out of 5 people who are infected. Pertussis (whooping cough) causes severe coughing spells which can lead to difficulty breathing, vomiting, and disturbed sleep.
- Hepatitis A (Available for children and adults)
Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus. It is found in the stool of persons with Hepatitis A. It is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking contaminated water.
- Hepatitis B (Available for children and adults)
Hepatitis B is a serious disease that also affects the liver caused by the Hepatitis B virus. Acute illness can lead to loss of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, tiredness, jaundice, and pain in the muscles, joints and stomach. Chronic infection can lead to liver damage, liver cancer and even death.
- Hib (Available for children)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) can cause serious illness and death in babies and children younger than 5 years old. The CDC recommends Hib vaccination for all children younger than 5 years old.
- HPV (Available for children and adults)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that can cause cancers later in life. About 13 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. In the U.S., nearly 36,000 people are estimated to be affected by a cancer caused by HPV infection each year. The CDC recommends that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine 6 to 12 months apart. Adults can also receive the vaccine upon request.
- Influenza (Available for children and adults)
Influenza is caused by the influenza virus, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions.
- Meningitis (Available for children and adults)
Meningitis is an infection of fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. Meningococcal disease also causes blood infections.
- MMR (Available for children)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella are three diseases caused by viruses. Measles causes a rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. It can lead to ear infection, pneumonia, seizures (jerking and staring), brain damage, and death. Mumps causes fever, headache, and swollen glands. It can lead to deafness, meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord covering), painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and, rarely, death. Rubella causes a rash, mild fever, and arthritis (mostly in women). If a woman gets rubella while she is pregnant, she could have a miscarriage or her baby could be born with serious birth defects. All three are vaccine preventable. The CDC recommends that children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.
- Mpox (Available for adults)
Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) is an infectious disease caused by the Mpox virus, which is related to the virus that causes smallpox. It can cause a painful rash, enlarged lymph nodes and fever. Most people fully recover, but some get very sick. It spreads through close contact with someone who is already infected, and is most commonly spread in the U.S. as a sexually transmitted infection. JYNNEOS is a 2-dose vaccine developed to protect against mpox and smallpox infections. People need to get both doses of the vaccine for the best protection against Mpox. The second dose should be given 4 weeks after the first dose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the Mpox vaccine for certain at-risk populations. Click here to learn more about who should be vaccinated (link opens in new window).
- Pneumonia (Available for children and older adults)
Pneumococcal is an infection of streptococcus pneumonia bacteria that can cause illness and death. It is spread through close personal contact person to person. PVC13 is given to adults 50 years and over and the pneumococcal 23 is given to adults 65 years and over. One shot a lifetime is recommended unless ordered by the physician.
- Polio (Available for children)
Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a crippling and potentially deadly disease. It is caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the muscles that help them breathe.
- Rabies (Available for children and adults as needed)
Rabies is caused by a virus. It is mainly a disease of animals. Humans get rabies when bitten by infected animals.
- Rotavirus (Available for children)
Rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children. The virus can cause severe watery diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Children who get rotavirus disease can become dehydrated and may need to be hospitalized.
- RSV (Available for adults 60 and older)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory system infection that can cause serious illness in young children and older adults. In 2023, a vaccine against RSV was approved for use by adults 60 and older.
- Shingles (Available for adults)
Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. It is called Herpes Zoster or just Zoster. A shingles rash usually appears on one side of the face or body and lasts from 2 to 4 weeks.
- Tdap (Available for children and adults)
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) are three serious diseases caused by bacteria. Tetanus causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness. Tetanus kills 1 out of 5 people who are infected. Diphtheria leads to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death. Pertussis (whooping cough) causes severe coughing spells which can lead to difficulty breathing, vomiting, and disturbed sleep. TDAP is recommended at ages 11-12 as a booster, but can be given as early as 7 years old. Pregnant persons, health care workers, adults over the age of 65, and people who expect to have close contact with a baby younger than 12 months of age should get vaccinated to protect the baby from pertussis.
- Twinrix (Available for children and adults)
Twinrix is a combination vaccine for both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Three doses are required as an adult.
- Varicella (Available for children)
Chickenpox (Varicella) is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.
- Typhoid Fever (Available for international travel upon request; please call in advance to ensure vaccine can be ordered and is available)
Typhoid causes a high fever, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite and sometimes a rash. Some people who get typhoid become "carriers", who can spread the disease to others. This vaccine last for 2 years.
- Yellow Fever (Available for international travel upon request; please call in advance to ensure vaccine is available)
Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus. It is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito and cannot be spread directly from person to person. It is found in certain parts of Africa and South America. This vaccine lasts for 10 years. An international Certificate of vaccination is also required.
- Cholera and Japanese Encephalitis (Available for international travel upon request, must be ordered in; please call in advance to ensure vaccine can be ordered and is available)