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Inexpensive Vaccinations Available in Dakota County in July

Dakota County is offering reduced-rate vaccinations for children.

Is your child missing vaccinations because you lost your health insurance? Dakota County is offering inexpensive shots this month to children who aren't covered by an insurance provider. 

The county is asking for a $14 fee, but those who cannot pay will not be turned away. Anyone with private health insurance is not eligible for this program. However, a select number of vaccines will be available for a fee for those who don't qualify. To find out more about the vaccines offered and the associated cost, call 952-891-7528.

Those who are eligible are as follows:

  • Children under 18 who have no health insurance.
  • Children on a Minnesota Health Care Program (MA, MnCare, or PMAP—please bring your medical card).
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native children.
  • Children who have health insurance with an unmet deductible.
  • Adults may qualify for some vaccination sin select circumstances. To find out more click here or call 952-891-7528.  

Here's the schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 10 (appointment only) at the , 14955 Galaxie Avenue Suite 286 in Apple Valley.
  • Tuesday, July 17. Walk-ins from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue Suite 286 in Apple Valley.
  • Thursday, July 19. Walk-ins from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W. Suite 410 in West St. Paul.
  • Tuesday, July 24 (appointment only) at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Avenue Suite 286 in Apple Valley.

For more information, call the county's Immunization Hotline at 952-891-7999.

danielzehrlich July 04, 2012 at 09:22 AM
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