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The Immunization Program offers all routinely recommended childhood vaccines to children ages 6 weeks through 18 years of age. COVID vaccination is available by appointment only at a designated physical location. Our vaccines are provided free of charges based on our continuing partnership with the LA office of Public Health and the Vaccines for Children Federal Program.

Care Mobile

Our Care Mobile services multiple areas in the metro area 4 days a week including two Saturdays a month. No appointment required but if your child is new to the state of Louisiana or the country, you must send required documents to CHGNOIN@LCMCHEALTH.ORG before being seen at the Care Mobile.
Required Information

  • Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Immunization record (If applicable)
  • Child's first and last name
  • Child's birth sex
  • First and last name of legal guardian
  • Home address
  • Phone number

Our mobile sites are first come, first served and at certain times of the year, we must limit the number of children seen due to high volumes.

School Kids Immunization Program (SKIP)

Our School Kids Immunization Program (SKIP) was created in 2007 to provide convenient access to immunizations while children are in school. We partner with multiple schools in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes. Only consented children are vaccinated in school. Our goal is to have two visits per year to each school.

Prevnar 13

The new pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13 takes the place of Prevnar 7. Children up to age 59 months should receive at least one dose of Prevnar 13 even if they have already received all 4 doses of Prevnar 7. The Prevnar 13 is effective against more strains of the disease. The state of Louisiana is requiring that all children under the age of 2 years receive one dose of PCV 13.

Gardasil Vaccine for Girls and Now Also for Boys

The human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil is now approved for boys age 9 years and up. The vaccine for boys is effective against anal cancer, oral cancer and genital warts. Gardasil protects girls from cervical cancer, anal cancer and genital warts. Cervarix, another HPV vaccine, is also effective against cervical cancer in girls.

Meningococcal Vaccine

All 11-year-olds should be vaccinated with the meningococcal vaccine. Since current data shows that the vaccine wanes after several years, it is now recommended that a booster dose be administered at age 16 years. For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 11 through 15 years, a one time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years. Adolescents who receive their first dose of MCV4 at or after 16 years, do NOT need a booster dose. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding this vaccine.

Private Insurance that Covers Vaccines

Effective October 1, 2012, children who are insured by private insurance are not eligible to receive vaccines through our program. Eligible children are children with insurance that does NOT cover vaccines, children with Medicaid and LaChip, private insurance supplemented with Medicaid or those who have NO insurance.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 504.733.3268 or by email at CHGNOIN@LCMCHEATH.ORG

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 504.733.3268 or by emailing