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Public Health encompasses many health care services for you and your family including:

  • Learning for Life Parent Education and Support
  • Homecare services for eligible clients
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Family Planning
  • Vaccine for Children Immunizations
  • Care for Yourself Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
  • Maternal Health Education and Support
  • Influenza Clinics — Countywide
  • Vaccines for Adults
  • Emergency Preparedness Education
  • Reportable Disease Surveillance and Investigation
  • Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Planning

Our offices are located at 2712 12th Street in Harlan. Call 712.755.4308 for more information.

Public Health can help guide you on important preventative vaccines based on your age and health considerations.

Adult Immunizations

As we age, immune systems becomes less resilient and effective at protecting us from illness. For this reason, adult immunizations are important to keep older adults healthy. These vaccines include:

  • Pneumococcal vaccines
  • Shingles vaccines
  • Influenza yearly
  • Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Adult Human Papillomavirus can also be given through 45 years of age

Call Public Health at 712.755.4422 if you have questions or to schedule an appointment.

Adolescent Immunizations

Children 11-12 years of age need new immunizations or booster doses of previous immunizations.

Recommended immunizations for adolescent children include:

  • Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Meningitis quadrivalent
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A (if not previously immunized)

Call Public Health at 712.755.4422 if you have questions or go to shelbycountyclinics.com to sign up for the next available immunization clinic.

VFC Childhood Immunizations

Children 0-18 years of age qualify by one of the following indicators:

  • Has Medicaid health insurance
  • Has no insurance
  • Health insurance does not pay for vaccines
  • Is Native Alaskan or Native American

Infants and young children are in need of multiple immunizations to protect them from many serious illnesses. Protect your child from preventable diseases by keeping up-to-date with all recommended vaccines. Click on the Public Health Immunization Brochure for 2020 dates.

Call Public Health at 712.755.4422 if you have questions or go to shelbycountyclinics.com to sign up for the next available immunization clinic.

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Shelby County Alert Iowa Alerts

Sign up for Shelby County/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email.

This is a free service provided by Shelby County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers and as such receipt of notifications by the intended recipient cannot be guaranteed.

Alerts sent from Shelby County will originate from 69310 for text messages, 712.555.5555 for voice notifications, and noreply@shelbycountyalerts.com for email. Please be sure to save these in your phone and/or address book.

In order to receive both text and voice alerts, you must enter your cell phone number twice. Select the “Text” option the first time and the “Voice” option the second time.

Early ACCESS Iowa

The purpose of Early ACCESS Iowa is to assist families in connecting with Early ACCESS and community-based services that address specialized child and family needs through a user friendly system.

Call toll-free: 888.IAKIDS1 or 888.425.4371

Hawk-i

You work hard to make ends meet. That’s why Iowa offers hawk-i health care coverage for uninsured children of working families. No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families even pay nothing at all.

Call toll-free: 800.257.8563

Everyone needs help sometimes.

If you or a loved one are facing a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health, or suicidal thoughts, you’re not alone. That is why the Iowa Department of Public Health has created YourLifeIowa.org so Iowans can chat live, text, or call and get reliable information and treatment options, and find nearby help.

Shelby County Human Resources Directory