Immunizations

You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult or for a child are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Immunizations can be obtained at our clinic locations for both children and adults. We provide vaccinations for children and adolescents through the Vaccines for Children Plus program.

boy getting immunization shot in southern Illinois
immunization shot

What Vaccines Does S7HD Offer?

  • Chicken Pox Varicella
  • COVID-19 Johnson&Johnson/Moderna/Pfizer
  • Shingles Herpes Zoster
  • MMR Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • T-DaP Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis for adults
  • Td, Tetanus and Diphtheria
  • D-TaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis for children
  • Hib Haemophilus Influenza
  • HPV Human Papillomavirus

Flu Shots

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as it becomes available. Contact your local S7HD Clinic to schedule an appointment or call (618) 634-2297 for more information. 

Flu season typically runs from October through May with the peak in January. It takes about 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine for antibodies to build up in the body, so it is important to get the vaccine before you start seeing flu activity. 

Newborn Screenings: Birth - 2 Years

Newborn screening is preformed in the hospital after birth to identify infants affected with certain genetic or newborn conditions.  Referrals to the health department are initiated when abnormal or unsatisfactory newborn screening tests require follow-up services or when the family of the child diagnosed with NBS disorder needs assistance. 

The disorders included in the screening are:
  • Biotinidase Deficiency
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Galactosemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Amino Acid/Urea Cycle Disorders
  • Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders
  • Organic Acid Disorders
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The primary goal of the CLPP program is to identify children who are at risk for lead poisoning, track blood lead screenings, and provide support and follow-up for children who have a high level of lead in their system to ensure they receive appropriate medical treatment. 
Click HERE for more information regarding Blood Lead Levels in Children.
Contact your local S7HD clinic to schedule an appointment for a blood lead screening. 

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. 
Click HERE for more information regarding Tuberculosis (TB) from the CDC. 

Genetic Services

Although we do not provide genetic testing, we do provide genetic screening services.  Genetic counseling is a communication process that aims to help individuals and families understand the way hereditary contributes to the condition and the risk of recurrence in other family members or future children and also to comprehend the medical information about the specific genetic condition or birth defect in their family.  This screening will determine whether you should consider genetic testing.  We can refer clients to a genetics counselor who comes from St. Louis to the Jackson County Health Department in Murphysboro, IL.  

Bright Smiles

“Bright Smiles from Birth”  is an oral health program that provides education on the prevention of early childhood caries and integrating oral health into well child visits. Through the program, S7HD clinics can provide fluoride varnish to your child from birth to age 3 up to three time per year. 

What is Fluoride Varnish?
Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth).  
Keep in mind that fluoride varnish treatments cannot completely prevent cavities. Fluoride varnish treatments can best help prevent decay when a child is also brushing using the right amount of toothpaste with fluoride, flossing regularly, getting regular dental care, and eating a healthy diet.