Immunization Clinics are held to administer the required and recommended immunizations to infants and children.

Call our office at 641-828-2238 to schedule an appointment for your child.

The VFC program provides vaccines for children from birth through 18 years of age who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Child has no health insurance coverage
  • Child is American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Child is enrolled in Medicaid (Title XIX)
  • Child is underinsured
    • Underinsured means that child has some type of health insurance, but the benefit plan does not include immunizations. Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only if they are served by a Federally Qualified Health Center, Rural Health Clinic, or public health clinic

If you need a copy of an immunization record, contact us and we would be more than happy to get one to you.

Please contact us regarding adult immunizations.

If you would like more information please click here and someone from our staff will contact you.

Knoxville (MCPHD, 2003 N. Lincoln St.)
  • By Appointment ONLY
  • 641-828-2238

Newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they got from their mothers. However, this immunity goes away during the first year of life. Also, young children do not have this "maternal immunity" against some diseases, such as whooping cough. 

If an unvaccinated child is exposed to a disease germ, the child's body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same germs exist today, but because babies are now protected by vaccines, we do not see these diseases nearly as often.

Immunizing individual children also helps to protect the health of our community, especially those people who cannot be immunized. These include children who are too young to be vaccinated (for example, children less than a year old cannot receive the measles vaccine but can be infected by the measles virus), those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (for example, children with leukemia), and those who cannot make an adequate response to vaccination.
Immunization Registry Information System
Iowa's Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS) provides computerized tracking of immunizations for children, adolescents and adults who are seen in a variety of public and private health care provider sites throughout the state.
Access IRIS at:

Childhood and Adult Immunizations

The Importance of Childhood Immunizations...


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Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N. Lincoln
Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138
Phone: (641) 828-2238
Fax: (641) 842-3442