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PREVENTION OF TETANUS IN PERSONS EXPOSED TO FLOOD WATERS

The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health provides the following recommendations for use of tetanus-containing vaccines. The following recommendations hold true at any time, but are especially important during a flood and the ensuing clean up... READ MORE

The mission of the West Virginia Division of Immunization Services (DIS) is to prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases among children, adolescents and adults of West Virginia.

DIS offers the Vaccines For Children "VFC" program that provides free vaccines to eligible children including those without health insurance coverage; all those who are enrolled in Medicaid; American Indians and Alaskan Natives; and those with health insurance plans that  do not cover vaccines and go to Federally Qualified Health Clinics or Rural Health Centers. This federally funded program is available at more than 380 provider locations across the state including all 54 local health departments. Children who receive WVCHIP also receive their vaccines at any of the VFC provider offices for free.

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Ask the Experts
December 02, 2015
We see many patients with multiple co-morbidities (COPD, heart disease, diabetes, dialysis, etc.). Which influenza vaccine should we give to this patient population?

 

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