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Mercer County Health Department offers a variety of immunizations for children and adults at little to no cost for the patient.

Vaccines available at MCHD


• Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)

• DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)

• Polio

• MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

• Varicella (Chickenpox)

• HPV (Human Papillomavirus))

• Pneumonia (PCV 20 & PPV 23)

• HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae type b)

• Hepatitis A

• Hepatitis B

• Meningitis

• RSV (Adult only)

• Rotavirus (Oral)

• COVID-19

• Flu (seasonal)

Some immunizations are provided free of charge (*see below), some on a sliding scale fee schedule, some are billed to your insurance, or some are at full-cost to the patient. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

*MCHD is a provider of immunizations through the Vaccine for Children Program. These immunizations are free to those who are uninsured or under-insured up to the age of 19 years. There is a nominal administration fee. There are no income guidelines for this program, and no one is denied services due to inability to pay.

*MCHD is a provider of immunizations 317: Adults (19 and older) For Adults who do not have insurance, or their insurance does not cover certain vaccines. There is a nominal administration fee.

All Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended Childhood vaccines are provided and are administered on the recommended schedule.

The Mercer County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Public Health Nurse I
General Duties include:
This position serves under the direction of the Director. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Provides entry-level nursing functions and services to individuals and families under close supervision in a clinic or community setting, focusing on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. The nurse in this classification would receive job specific training in the requirements and scope of practice of the various assigned health department programs and services.Health department services are provided to all age populations. A brief description of health department services include adult and child immunizations, well child examinations, family planning exams, WIC services/promotion, dental varnish for children, pandemic response, public health preparedness, basic patient care, harm reduction services and promotion of the health department within the community.
Minimum Education, Training or Experience:
See special requirements.
Special Requirements:
(Age, Licensure, Regulation, Etc.) Must have RN license in Kentucky or compact state or provisional license in Kentucky, meeting all requirements of KRS 314.041.
Starting Salary:
$20.30-$25.24/hr negotiable with additional experience. Grade 17
Apply at https://KOG.CHFS.KY.GOV/HOME. Create a citizen account and search LHDCOS (search and apply) Completed application must be submitted by November 11, 2022. Transcripts must be provided before the close date if post-secondary education is required or may be substituted for experience. Transcripts must list the degree awarded.  Qualified applicants/employees are subject to a pre-screening, selection for interview, and/or demonstration of skills testing.  Employment may be contingent upon a successful drug screening and background check.  Equal Opportunity Employer.