Frequently Asked Questions

Eat something to keep your blood sugar stabilized as this will decrease the chance of feeling lightheaded after the vaccination is received.

Before the appointment, submit vaccination records for vaccinations received elsewhere.

The form can be emailed to your personal email to be printed out and completed prior to the appointment, or you can go to our website and click on immunizations in the featured topics section on the main page. You will have the option to print the form for a child or an adult. You may also pick the form up at the Health Department prior to the date of your appointment.

Completed forms, insurance card, adoption decree and proof of guardianship if applicable. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their biological parent or guardian. If your child comes alone or with another family member, they will need to provide a note giving permission from the biological parent or guardian to give them the immunizations.

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment.

2 months, Kindergarten, 7th, 12th grade and new patients to our Health Department will need to complete a new form. Forms are good for 1 year after date of first appointment.

Your insurance card may need to be scanned if there’s a change in providers.

All other patients will review, initial and date their current form to make sure no changes in health history have occurred since the last appointment.

It’s the patient’s responsibility to call and check with their insurance company/Medicare/Medicaid to see if the vaccinations they will be receiving are covered prior to the appointment.

Please call 419-238-0808 Ext. 103 or 107 to re-schedule the appointment. Leave a message on the voicemail if no one can be reached and we will return your call as soon as possible.

The appointment could take up to 20 – 40 minutes depending on the following factors:

  • Amount of vaccinations required
  • Education required
  • Verification of ours and the state records
  • Preparation of vaccines
  • Number of persons getting vaccinated
  • Time it takes to administer vaccine
  • Any additional needs of patient after vaccinations are given

Consider this appointment as you would if you were going to the doctor’s office. Depending on patient’s needs appointments may run late. Remember this when scheduling other errands/appointments you may have that day to avoid being late.

We have an obligation as Public Health employees to educate and inform you at every visit about vaccinations that are recommended for you or your child. We believe in the time since the last appointment that through new information, research or investigation that you may have done that your opinion on a particular vaccination might have changed. We don’t want to miss an opportunity to give complete protection and strive to keep you and your children’s health as our number one priority.

Studies have shown that children may feel lightheaded or dizzy within the first 15 minutes after vaccination. We need to be able to treat and monitor if this does occur. We don’t want anyone to have this happen on the way home in the car making it a danger for the child as well as the caregiver.

Soreness, redness or slight swelling at the injection site as well as fever. A cold compress and Acetaminophen can be used if needed. Don’t give Acetaminophen if it isn’t needed as we don’t want to expose the liver to medications that are unnecessary.

It is no longer recommended to give Tylenol before receiving vaccinations, as we want to avoid exposing the liver to unnecessary medications.

Part of our process we check our records at each visit to make sure all children and adults have completed the recommended vaccinations. We want educate you on and administer any vaccination that hasn’t been received.