Jefferson County Health Department works together with local health care providers and IDPH to provide immunizations. Infant, childhood and adult vaccinations are an important part of a community's health. Withou vaccines, epidemics of many preventable diseases could return, resulting in increased - and unnecessary - ilness, disability, and death.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Children
The following vaccine-preventable diseases are at or near record lows due to our country's high childhood immunization coverage for infants and children:
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Rotavirus (severe diarrhea)
Rubella (German measles)