Nursing Division


The Jackson County Health Department Seymour, Indiana

HIV  Services Hotline
Testing is being conducted in Scott County
Please call 1-812-752-8455 for information

We are able to file with health insurance companies for vaccinations!!! 
Immunization Requirements for
2015-2016 School Year: 
In addition to all other previously required vaccines...

All Kindergarteners and 1st Graders must have:
2  Hep A, 3 Hep B, 5 Dtap, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2Varicella

All Children grades 6 through 11 must have:

In Addition to all previously required vaccines;
 *One dose Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis)
*One dose of MCV4 (meningococcal vac.)
*2 Varicella vaccinations or documented date of Disease (month & year)

12th graders
In addition to all previously all required vaccines:
2nd dose of meningococcal vaccine after age 16

Recommended vaccines are not necessary for school enrollment, but are a wonderful opportunity for you to protect your child from the devastating effects of certain vaccine-preventable diseases

Gardasil (HPV) --- Genital Human Papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States.  This vaccine is recommended for both boys and girls beginning at age 11. HPV can cause cervical cancer in women and genital warts in both men and women. More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. It is a 3 dose series.

Hepatitis A---This is a serious liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus(HAV). It is usually spread by close personal contact and sometimes by eating food or drinking water containing HAV. A person who has Hepatitis A can easily pass the disease to others within the same household. This is a required vaccine for Kindergarten and 1st graders.

Please take this opportunity to check your child's immunization record to see if he/she is up to date

Travel Vaccines

We often receive questions about travel vaccines. The best thing to do is review your current record and then go to the center for disease control website.

Look under travel and you will find a list of recommended vaccines for the country to which you are going to travel along with lots of other good information on things you should pack.

The 2 most common recommended vaccines are Hepatitis A and Typhoid. We have these available here at the health department. Please call to make an appointment or call with any questions you may have after reviewing this information.

 Vaccines available for Adults

  Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B


Tetanus shots

 injury or expecting to be around a newborn.

Pneumonia Vaccines 

 Shingles Vaccine.

MMR for adults born in 1957 or after who have not previously received two doses of this vaccine

We do not provide these for adults with Medicaid.





Nurse Marsha says

"Be Wise, Immunize!"

Please take this opportunity to check your child's immunization record to see if he/she is up to date


Can you believe the latest?







We hold our children's immunization clinics on Wednesdays

for newborns through 5 years old by appointment


We have immunization clinics for children 5 years old through Adults

on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment. This includes TB testing.



We have vaccine provided

by 2 different sources.


Source #1-- We are able to file with insurance companies for your vaccinations. This will be subject to the same co-pays or deductibles that you would have at your physicians office. Most insurances now pay for vaccinations under your wellness plan.

Call your insurance company today to see

what your coverage may be.

You may call us for details about 

which plans we are contracted with. 522-6667.

We are unable to file for adults with Medicaid.



Source #2 --Vaccine provided by the State at no charge to us through the Vaccine For Children program. This vaccine is meant for children with no insurance, insurance that does not pay for vaccines or has a cap on its coverage and for children with medicaid.

All required vaccines are available here for all children age Newborn through 18 years of age. 





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 Headlice Treatment

Steps for treating a head lice infestation.

 Step 1: Treat the infested person\any infested family members

Requires using an OTC or prescription medication. Follow these treatment steps:


    1.) Before applying treatment, remove all clothing from the waist up.

    2.) Apply lice medicine, also called pediculicide [ peh-DICK-you-luh-side], according to the label instructions. If your child has extra long hair, you may need to use a second bottle.

       WARNING: Do not use creme rinse or combination shampoo/conditioner before using lice medicine. Do not rewash hair for 1-2 days after treatment.

    3.) Have the infested person put on clean clothing after treatment.

    4.) If some live lice are still found 8-12 hours after treatment, but are moving more slowly than before, do not retreat. Comb dead and remaining live lice out of the hair. The medicine sometimes takes longer to kill the lice.

    5.) If no dead lice are found 8-12 hours after treatment and lice seem as active as before, the medicine may not be working. See your health care provider for a different medication and follow their treatment instructions.

    6.) A nit comb should be used to remove nits and lice from the hair shaft.

    7.) After treatment, check hair every day and use a nit comb to remove any nits or lice you see.

    8.) Retreat in 7-10 days.

    9.) Check all treated persons for 2-3 weeks after you think that all lice and nits are gone.

Step 2: Treat the household


1.) To kill lice and nits, machine wash all washable clothing and bed linens that the infested person touched during the 2 days before treatment. Use the hot water cycle[130 degrees F] to wash clothes. Dry laundry using the hot cycle for at least 20 minutes.

2.) Dry clean clothing that is not washable,[ coats,hats,scarves, etc.] or

3.) Store all clothing, stuffed animals, comforters, etc., that cannot be washed be washed or dry cleaned into a plastic bag and seal for 2 weeks.

4.) Soak combs and brushes for 1 hour in rubbing alcohol, Lysol, or wash with soap and hot water[130 degreeF]

5.) Vacuum the floor and furniture. Do not use fumigant sprays; they can be toxic if inhaled.


If you have any further questions regarding treatment, please contact one of the nurses here at the health department at 812-522-6667.



Information on this page was obtained from




Lice Shampoo is available here at the Jackson County Health Department for a small fee.



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