Immunizations

Immunization

You want what's best for your child and family. Vaccinations from preventable diseases like measles or whooping cough are safe, effective, and protect your children, family, and others who you care about. Berrien County Health Department Public Health Nurses serve you by providing and distributing the immunizations you need to be protected from vaccine preventable diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends routine vaccination to protect against several vaccine-preventable diseases that occur in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

Influenza & Flu Clinics

The single best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated each and every year. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. The Berrien County Health Department provides flu shots for children, adults, and seniors at various flu clinics and by appointment throughout the flu season. Walk-in appointments for flu shots are welcomed on Fridays in the Niles and Benton Harbor offices starting October 12th, 2018.

Flu Vaccine Costs for 2018-2019

The Berrien County Health Department accepts most major insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. The flu shot is generally covered under most insurance plans, but no one will be turned away due to insurance status or inability to pay.

Vaccines Offered

There is a small administrative fee of $23 for all vaccines. A sliding fee scale may be applied to reduce this administrative fee; no one is denied services for inability to pay the administration fee. Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are also available in Spanish (Español).

Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

Children who have Medicaid or whose insurance does not cover vaccines are eligible for this program which provides vaccines at no cost to the family. There is a small administrative fee of $23 for VFC vaccines (PDF). A sliding fee scale is used, and no one is denied services for inability to pay the administration fee.

Location of Services

Immunizations are given by appointment only at the Berrien County Health Department offices in Benton Harbor, Niles, and Three Oaks. Please call for more information or to make an appointment.

  • Benton Harbor Phone: 269-927-5638
  • Niles Phone: 269-684-2800, ext. 6510
  • Three Oaks Phone: 269-756-2008