Image_SyringeSummit County Public Health strives to ensure that children are protected from diseases which can cause serious illness, permanent damage or death.  Diseases that once spread quickly and killed thousands are now largely controlled by vaccines.  The CDC recommends vaccinating children against most vaccine-preventable diseases by the time they are two years old because these diseases are more common and more deadly among infants and young children.  Vaccination protects not only the child receiving the vaccine, but also those in the child's community.



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SCPH participates in the Vaccine for Children Program (VFC), which enables SCPH to charge only an administration fee of $21 per VFC shot. Children through 18 years of age who are Medicaid-eligible or uninsured/under-insured or American Indian or Alaska Native are eligible to receive VFC vaccine. 

Image_For Teens Immunizations have been proven to provide important benefits to teens, especially as they grow into adults. Lowering disease rates among teens also helps to reduce the chance of spreading diseases to the elderly, children and infants. Today, immunizations protect teens from diseases such as:

  • Hepatitis A - This disease can lead to liver failure and death
  • Hepatitis B - This disease can lead to liver cancer, liver failure and death
  • Meningitis - This bacterial infection poses a serious threat to teens. Meningitis can kill a healthy person in 48 hours or less. Survivors of meningitis can have problems that last the rest of their lives.
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - This disease is spread by coughing and sneezing. Anyone can catch pertussis and spread it to others.
  • Tetanus- This bacteria can lead to convulsions, fractures, pulmonary embolism and death.
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus) - HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women.
  • Chicken Pox - This disease causes fever and rash. In rare cases, it can cause serious health problems.
Image_For Adults Your need for immunizations does not end when you reach adulthood. The following immunizations are available at our clinics for adults:

Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis  
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Pneumonia Hepatitis A Hepatitis B
Human Papilloma Virus Varicella Flu  

Please call (330) 375-2772 for vaccine information and pricing.


International Travel Immunizations

Effective September 5, 2014, SCPH no longer provides immunizations for international travel.  Listed below are a number of locations where international travel immunizations may be offered:

Summit County
Passport Health Of Northern Ohio:  1-888-499-7277 or 330-598-2213
Summa Infectious Disease:  330-375-3894

Please keep in mind that some retail/urgent care clinics and pharmacies offer international travel services as well.

Medina County
Medina County Health Department: 330-723-9688

Portage County
Portage County Health Department: 330-298-4490
City of Kent Health Department:  330-298-4490

Stark County
Aultworks Occupational Medicine:  330-491-9675
Canton City Health Department:  330-489-3322
North Canton Medical Center Travel Medicine:  330-433-1200
North Canton Medical Foundation:  330-433-1770

Cuyahoga County
Advanced Pediatrics:  216-591-1515
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Infectious Disease Department:  216-445-6102
Cleveland Clinic at Work:  216-587-5431
Concentra Medical Center (Cleveland):  216-426-2761
Concentra Medical Center (Oakwood Village): 440-735-0438
Custom Care MD LLC:  216-382-8000
Cuyahoga County Board of Health:  216-201-2041
Metrohealth Medical Center:  216-778-7800
North Olmstead Urgent Care:  440-471-7083
Ohio Travel Medicine (Beachwood): 216-360-0456
Ohio Travel Medicine (Parma):  440-884-2909
Patient First (Berea): 440-816-1888
Passport Health:  216-295-9400
Rapid Medical Research: 216-682-0320
Ridgepark Urgent Care: 440-886-180
Southwest Family Physicians: 440-816-2761
Travel Clinics of America-Mayfield Village:  440-753-1111

Travelers Health Center University Hospital:  216-844-1709
UH—Westlake Medical Center:  419-250-5301




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