If your child has no health insurance, is under-insured, are Alaskan/Native American Indian, or have Medicaid (Title XIX) insurance, they qualify to receive their vaccinations under the VFC (Vaccines for Children) program at no cost, however, donations are accepted.

We currently do not bill private insurance companies for adult immunizations so patients will pay out of pocket for their immunizations.

Immunization Recommendations & Schedules:
Preteens and Teens

Iowa Immunization Requirements
Immunization Requirement Chart
Immuniation Law and You
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

Knoxville (MCPHD, 2003 N. Lincoln St.)

By Appointment ONLY

    Call our office at 641-828-2238 to schedule an appointment for immunizations. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    Newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they got from their mothers. However, this immunity goes away during the first year of life. Also, young children do not have this "maternal immunity" against some diseases, such as whooping cough. 

    If an unvaccinated child is exposed to a disease germ, the child's body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same germs exist today, but because babies are now protected by vaccines, we do not see these diseases nearly as often.

    Immunizing individual children also helps to protect the health of our community, especially those people who cannot be immunized. These include children who are too young to be vaccinated (for example, children less than a year old cannot receive the measles vaccine but can be infected by the measles virus), those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (for example, children with leukemia), and those who cannot make an adequate response to vaccination.
    Looking for your Immunization Record? Click Here!

    Adults, parents, and guardians can also access their immunization records or their child's records by calling the IRIS Helpdesk at 1-800-374-3958, or by calling us at 641-828-2238.

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    Marion County Public Health Department
    2003 N. Lincoln
    Box 152
    Knoxville, IA 50138
    Phone: (641) 828-2238
    Fax: (641) 842-3442