Tama County Public Health provides immunizations to all Tama County residents, birth through 18, who meet Vaccine for Children eligibility. 

Immunizations that are provided are:

What are the Vaccine for Children eligibility guidelines?

Vaccine for Children eligible children birth through 18 years of age must fall into one of the following eligibility criteria:

What vaccines are available at Tama County Public Health?

The following vaccines are available:

What immunizations are required for my child to enter Day Care or School?

Day Care Law requires:

  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B

School Law requires:

When and where can I get my child immunized ?


Although walk-in immunizations are available 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, we suggest you call (641) 484-4788 to be sure a Nurse is available.


Child Health Clinics:


Appointments for immunizations at Child Health Clinics can be made by calling:

(641) 484-4788 or 1-866-484-4788.

The clinics are held:
First and Second Thursdays of each month - 8:30 – 3:30

St. Paul Lutheran Church (South entrance)

700 Harmon Street

Tama, Iowa


Third Monday of each month - 8:30 – 11:30 Noon

United Presbyterian Church (South entrance)

307 Walnut

Traer, Iowa


What do I need to have to make an appointment?

In order to make a first appointment for a child, please have the child’s social security number as well as their previous shot records. Follow-up appointments will be made, as needed, at the end of your visit.

Is there a fee for the service/program?

There is no fee for services but dontions are accepted.


For more information on immunizations, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:    http://www.cdc.gov/nip