Covid-19 Updates

Childhood Immunizations

The program helps children stay healthy by protecting them from getting vaccine-preventable diseases.

The program provides low-cost routine childhood vaccines for infants and children through 18 years.  Our experienced and caring nurses welcome the opportunity to assist parents and children through this important preventive health service.

Fees and Eligibility

Low-cost vaccines are available through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program for a child, 18 years or younger, that does not have private insurance that will pay for vaccine.  The federal guidelines define eligibility as a child who is:

  1. American Indian or Alaska native
  2. Enrolled in Medicaid
  3. Has no health insurance:
    • Children who have private health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines.
    • Children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only).
    • Children whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that is reached, these children are categorized as uninsured.

DCHD also provide immunizations to children who are covered by private health insurance which is then submitted electronically to their health insurance plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources

Immunization Action Coalition
Current Childhood Immunization Schedule

Contact Us

Phone: 815-748-2460

Fax: 815-748-2434

In addition to our main site in DeKalb, there are monthly Childhood Immunizations in Sandwich.

Important Update/Actualización Importante

Please be patient with us, we are experiencing extremely high call volume at this time. To reach a specific program, please call the program’s direct phone line for assistance. For a listing of program phone numbers, click here. Your call will be returned within 24 business hours.

If you are calling about the COVID-19 vaccine, you need to sign-up for our notification system in order to be notified when you are eligible. Please click here to sign-up. If you have specific questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please email

Note: All services are currently by appointment only.


Tenga paciencia con nosotros, estamos experimentando un volumen de llamadas extremadamente alto en este momento. Para comunicarse con un programa específico, llame a la línea telefónica directa del programa para obtener ayuda. Para obtener una lista de los números de teléfono del programa, haga clic aquí. Su llamada será devuelta dentro de 24 horas en horario de oficina. Si llama por la vacuna COVID-19, debe registrarse en nuestro sistema de notificación para que se le notifique cuando sea elegible. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Si tiene preguntas específicas sobre la vacuna COVID-19, envíe un correo electrónico a

Nota: Todos los servicios son actualmente solo con cita previa.