Public Health Nursing

Appointments are required to ensure staff availability. Please call ahead: 812-338-2302

The Crawford County Public Health Nursing Department offers Tb testing, immunizations for children and adults, including annual flu vaccinations, communicable disease investigations, health education, free blood pressure checks and head lice screenings.


The Crawford County Health Department Immunization Program operates under the guidelines of the Indiana State Department of Health Immunization Program. The vaccine is provided through VaxCare and the Centers for Disease Control Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Adult programs. Eligibility screenings are done prior to receiving any immunizations.



The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federal program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who may not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. The Crawford County Health Department administers VFC vaccine free of charge to those that are eligible.
Children under 19 years of age are eligible to receive vaccines through the VFC program if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured
  • American Indian or Alaska Native


Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines. The Health Department provides vaccines to Insured children through VaxCare. Most insurances are accepted.

  • Parents need to bring in the current insurance card
  • Parents need to accompany children under the age of 18 years

For more information about eligibility and insurance acceptance, please contact the Nurse at 812-338-2302 ext 4.

2018-2019 Indiana School Immunization Requirements

Birth-18 years of age Immunization Schedule

Adult Immunizations

Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions.

  • All adults need a seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine every year. Flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Every adult should get the Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping cough), and then a Td(tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years. In addition, women should get the Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks.
    As we get older, our immune systems tend to weaken over time, putting us at higher risk for certain diseases. This is why, in addition to seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine and Td or Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), you should also get:
  • Shingles vaccine, which protects against shingles and the complications from the disease (recommended for healthy adults 50 years and older)
  • Pneumococcal vaccines, which protect against pneumococcal disease, including infections in the lungs and bloodstream (recommended for all adults over 65 years old, and for adults younger than 65 years who have certain chronic health conditions)

The Crawford County Health Department offer adults 19 years of age and older vaccines at no cost if they do not have health insurance that would normally cover the vaccines.
Vaccines available include: Tdap, Influenza, Pneumonia, Shingles, MMR, Varicella, Adult Hep B, and Adult Hep A.

Please call the Nurse at 812-338-2302 ext 4 for more information and availability of the vaccines.

Adult (19 years and older) Immunization Schedule

Nursing Services

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