Child Immunizations

The Ottawa County Health Department provides adult and childhood immunizations. All clinics are by appointment only. Daytime and evening appointments are available for your convenience. Immunizations are available in Port Clinton at the health department, in Genoa at St. John's United Church of Christ (on Washington Street), and in Oak Harbor at the Community Resource Center (Job and Family Services).

Please call the health department at 419-734-6800 for all appointments.

Please bring your child's current immunization records with you to your appointment. The parent or legal guardian must sign consent for immunizations for children under 18 years of age.

2021 to 2022 Immunization Requirements - By Grade

The Ohio Department of Health recommends following the combined Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Parents should consult a physician or immunization provider to make sure their children are up-to-date with current immunizations.

A current Immunization Schedule from the CDC can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html

Kindergarten

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DtaP)
    • 4 to 5 doses
    • The final dose must be given after the 4th birthday.
  • Hepatitis B
    • 3 doses
    • Spacing is critical - If given too soon, a booster is needed.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • 2 doses
    • The first dose must be given after the 1st birthday.
  • Polio
    • 3 to 4 doses
    • The final dose must be given after the 4th birthday.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • 2 doses
    • The first dose must be given after the 1st birthday.

7th Grade

  • Meningococcal (MV4)
    • 1 dose
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    • 1 dose

12th Grade

  • Meningococcal (MV4)
    • 1 to 2 doses
    • A second dose will be needed if it was given before the 16th birthday.