The Ellis County Health Department provides vaccinations, like the ones listed below, to prevent illnesses and promote a healthy lifestyle.
If you have any chronic illnesses or take any medications that may delay you from receiving a vaccine, contact your doctor to confirm you may still receive it. You may also need a doctor’s order for a vaccine if you are outside of the appropriate age range. It is important to discuss vaccinations with your doctor to ensure you are getting the right ones at the right time.
*Please call the Health Department at 785-628-9440 to schedule an appointment or walk-in on Mondays during normal business hours (walk-ins not accepted for COVID Vaccines- see main Health page for the Vaccine/Testing Registration link).
Infants and children
Routinely recommended adult vaccinations may include:
HPV - Human Papiloma Virus (up to age 26)
Meningococcal up to age 23 (24 and older would need a Doctor’s order.)
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis - Tdap
This shot is also available through our "Cocoon Project": for those who do not have insurance or who are under insured, and expecting a newborn family member.
Influenza (flu shot)
Shingrix (Shingles) - age 50 and over (new FDA recommendation)
Medicare does not pay for this shot, so neither will a supplemental plan- Part D coverage will be checked before receiving the shot.
Check with BCBS to ensure your shot will be covered.