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Our goal with Health First Indiana is to ensure that every Hoosier has access to the core public health services that allow them to achieve their optimal health and well-being by participating in Fatality Review, establishing maternal and child health, and providing case management and prevention for Tuberculosis.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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Vaccine & Immunization Information from CDC

The Health Department has partnered with VaxCare to provide vaccinations to the insured, uninsured, and underinsured. We have all vaccines available upon school requirements.

Patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible parent/guardian. If someone other than a parent/guardian will be coming with the patient, a note signed by the parent/guardian listed in the patient's record MUST be provided.

Insurance information will be collected and billed if applicable. Co-Pays may apply.


Vaccine & Immunization Information from CDC

Depending on eligibility, please call (812) 663-8301.

Adult Vaccines Available at DCHD:

Tdap, TD (Tetanus), Pneumonia, Shingles, Prevnar, Men-B, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B

Influenza (Flu), High Dose Flu (65+)

Moderna - Initial Vaccine Series and Bivalent Booster

Pfizer - Initial Vaccine Series and Bivalent Booster

NovaVax Covid-19

Insured, Underinsured, and Uninsured are welcome. Insurance information will be collected and billed if applicable. Co-Pays may apply.

The CDC recommends getting the flu shot every year. The Decatur County Health Department offers influenza vaccines to anyone with no fee.

Stop the flu!

Call for availability of vaccine and cost at (812) 663-8301.

Click here for more Information on Good Health Habits to Prevent Influenza

NURSE'S WALK-IN VACCINATION HOURS: Wednesdays 10 AM - 6 PM (out to lunch 12-1 PM)

Please call us to make an appointment.

Toni Kellems - Public Health Nurse 

(812) 663-8301 Ext. 7712  |  Email:

Leslie Straight - Public Health Nurse, School Liaison, & Community Outreach Educator

(812) 663-8301 Ext.7711  |  Email: