Childhood and Adult Immunizations
The Chester County Health Department provides recommended vaccines across the lifespan to people who live, work or attend school in Chester County.
Clinic Hours and Location
All vaccinations are provided by appointment only on the following days:
- Tuesdays 9AM - 4PM
- Wednesdays 12PM - 6PM
- Fridays 9AM - 12 PM
Walk-in appointments are NOT available at this time. To make an appointment, call 610-344-6225. COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be made over the phone or by using the scheduling tool linked here.
Vaccination records must be sent prior to scheduled appointments via mail, fax 610-344-5405, email to [email protected], or hand delivered. For more information, call 610-344-6225.
Cost and Payment Options
There is NO cost for uninsured families or children with Medical Assistance (Medicaid).
We accept individuals with private health insurance. Please bring your insurance card to your appointment.
We accept individuals with Medicare. Medicare Part D copay requires a credit card.
We DO NOT accept CHIP insurance.
Individuals with out-of-network health insurance or off-label vaccines pay out-of-pocket. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Ukrainian or other refugees are encouraged to contact area refugee centers for their vaccination and testing needs. Refugee centers can provide all needed care at no cost.
Prepare for Your Vaccine Visit
A parent or guardian must accompany a child under 18 years old.
It is okay and helpful to eat a meal before receiving vaccines.
Tips to Consider
- Talk to your family doctor about the vaccinations because they know your family's medical history.
- Consider the best environment for your child's vaccine appointment. Some children feel more comfortable in specific settings, such as their own doctor's office.
- Rely on credible vaccination information by making sure the information you are getting is up-to-date and from a reliable source. Discuss the information you are getting with a trusted health care provider, like your family doctor.
- Learn about vaccine side affects. Not everyone experiences side-effects and most side-effects are mild and go away in a day or so. Learn more about side effects and find helpful tips to reduce discomfort at Possible Side Effects from Vaccines, which is linked here.
- Prepare your children for their vaccination ahead of time by explaining what to expect, how the vaccination will feel (like a small pinch), practicing what they can do the ease the pain (sitting still, breathing deeply, relaxing their arm). Be prepared to distract your child's attention away form the needle while the vaccination is being given. Bring their favorite toy or blanket, turn on music, sing a song, etc.
- Get school required vaccinations as soon as possible to get ahead of the back-to-school rush and to avoid missing any class time.
- Childhood Immunizations
- Immunization Schedules
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
The Chester County Health Department is supporting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Voices for Vaccines by highlighting their resources.
Explore these resources and speak with your healthcare provide about your child's vaccines.
- Conversations About Vaccines
- Childhood and Adolescent Vaccine Education Series YouTube Videos
- Voices for Vaccines' Blog
- How Your Child’s Immune System Updates after Vaccination Video
- Protecting Your Baby From a Measles Outbreak: FAQs
- Vaccines Your Child Needs by Age 6
- Vaccines During Pregnancy: Keeping You & Your Baby Healthy
- Parent-to-Parent Stories
- The Vaccine Quest: Free Online Course
- Vaccine Hesitancy Toolkit