Your children need certain vaccinations to attend public schools. Make an appointment with your doctor or visit the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) Main Clinic, 2716 W. Central, or an area WIC clinic during scheduled hours.
Why Do We Need Vaccinations?
Vaccinations help the body’s immune system do its work by developing protection against future infections, as if we were exposed to the natural disease. The result is a stronger immune system, and the good news is, with vaccines, you don’t have to get sick to be protected.
An immunized population also helps protect those who are not able to get vaccinations. Read more about how immunizations protect everyone.
Who Should Get Vaccinations and When?
- Babies and Children Vaccination Schedule
- Youth and Teenagers Vaccination Schedule
- Adults and Seniors Vaccination Schedule
- Travelers - recommended vaccinations by destination
Where Do I Get Vaccinations?
Bring your vaccination record and medical card to:
- Clinic at 2716 W. Central in Wichita
Limited slots are available. Please arrive early.
- Find a health care provider
What Should I Bring to the Appointment?
- Vaccination records
- Health insurance card
- If no health insurance, proof of income
- Parent/guardian ID
- Written letter of consent with parent ID (if parent is not going to bring child)
- Court approved paperwork for child
What Other Forms Do I Need?
Complete your paperwork in advance, save time later! In an effort to streamline the check-in process when getting vaccinations, the health department offers a select list of forms online. Click on a link below, type in your information, print the form and bring it with you to the clinic.
What Do Vaccinations Cost?
The SCHD offers vaccines for children and adults. Most insurance is accepted, including Medicaid. The fees for vaccinations for uninsured children ages 18 and younger are based on a sliding fee scale. Proof of income is required. Uninsured adults are responsible for full payment at the time of service. Some combination vaccines are available, which may reduce the cost for clients. The sliding fee scale does not apply to travel vaccines. Please contact the SCHD at (316) 660-7300 for more information or to find out whether you are eligible for a sliding scale rate.