There are many vaccines available now. Children are required to get vaccines in order to go to school. Some people have to have vaccines for their jobs. If everybody that can gets vaccines the whole community works together to fight disease. Serious diseases, like polio, have been eliminated in the United States because of vaccines.
Ingham Health Plan now covers the basic vaccines that people need in order to stay healthy. These are the vaccines recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Special vaccines that you will only need for traveling out of the United States are not covered.
Pretty much all of the information you need to know about immunization and vaccines can be found at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines
Need more information or help managing your disease?
Talk with a Nurse Case Manager.