Before coming to our clinic for adult vaccinations, please call one of our clinic locations to ensure that your specific vaccination is available. If the vaccination is not available, we will be able to refer you to places that do offer your specific vaccine(s).
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
The whooping cough has recently been projected to be at its highest levels in the United States since the 1950s. Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far, and nine children have died, including one here in Oklahoma.
Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease and is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. After fits of many coughs, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths which result in a whooping sound. Pertussis most commonly affects infants and young children and can be fatal, especially in babies less than one year of age.
OCCHD does offer pertussis (whooping cough) booster shots for adults.
We are now offering Shingrix (Shingles vaccine). For more information on cost, please see our Vaccines We Offer section.
If you have HealthChoice insurance or BCBS, the OKC-County Health Department will file your insurance as a courtesy. Insurance covers the vaccine at 100% with no co-payment. If you have insurance other than HealthChoice or BCBS, payment will be expected at the time of service and you will need to file for reimbursement from your insurance company.
Overseas immunizations are given by appointment only. For more information please view our informational form.
OCCHD's Immunization Services
The OKC-County Health Department is dedicated to providing immunization services against vaccine preventable diseases to the citizens of Oklahoma County. Vaccinations are provided at no charge to children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program. In addition, The Oklahoma Caring Van Program is a mobile immunization initiative that delivers vaccines at no cost to children who qualify at child care centers, schools, and community locations that are convenient for low-income families.
We can directly bill HealthChoice and BlueCross BlueShield insurances. All other insured patients will receive a receipt of payment that they may submit to their insurance company at a later time.
Why are vaccinations important?
Immunizations are one of the most important public health interventions in history. Through the use of vaccinations, millions of lives have been saved and millions of cases of disease have been prevented. Immunizations not only positively impact the health of the individual receiving the vaccination, but also the community.
Because of vaccinations, some diseases are extremely rare in the United States. But that doesn't mean we should stop immunizing people. If we stopped vaccinations, diseases that are extremely rare would come back, and before long we would see epidemics of diseases that are nearly under control today. More people, especially children, would get sick and possibly die.
Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are preferred, but we will accept walk-ins based on availability. Overseas immunizations are given by appointment only. For more information on overseas immunizations or to schedule an overseas immunization appointment, please call 405-419-4090.
What should I bring with me to receive vaccinations/shots?
When coming in for immunizations, be sure to bring a current copy of your shot records with you. This makes it easier for our staff to see which shots you need, and it also helps decrease your waiting time.
If you are the non-custodial parent or guardian accompanying someone under 18, please be able to provide a letter of authorization or guardianship information. This documentation provides consent to allow our staff to give shots to that individual.
Your wait time will vary depending on the type of immunizations that are needed. Our staff works hard to ensure the proper vaccinations are given to you and your family.
How can I get copies of my/my child's shot records?
If you or your child have ever received immunization through our county health department and you need a copy of that shot record, you may request a copy of your record by calling any of our three clinic locations or visiting Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) Public Access Portal here.