Immunization Coordination & Vaccines for Children Program
Immunization Schedules, Contraindications, and Recommendations
To obtain an immunization waiver for your child's school, please contact the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness @ (734) 727-7125 to schedule an appointment.
- Administers the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program throughout Wayne County (excluding the City of Detroit).
- Responsible for ordering and distribution of biologics and vaccines to clinics, hospitals and physicians.
- Coordinates influenza vaccine campaigns.
Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
The Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness VFC program works with community providers to make sure that uninsured and under-insured children get the vaccines they need. Our goal is to make sure that children in Wayne County are up to date on their immunizations so that they are protected from diseases such as pertussis. Staff in this program visit doctorâ€™s offices to conduct staff trainings and makes sure that the offices are following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for the program. Approximately 150 pediatric and family practice offices participate. HVCW staff completed 100 visits to providerâ€™s offices last year. We also offer VFC vaccines in our clinic.
School Immunization Program
Children entering kindergarten thru 7th grade are required to be up to date on vaccines. Schools are required to report childrenâ€™s vaccine data to the local health department through the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MICR).HVCW monitors 70,000 childrenâ€™s immunization records in over 900 schools and child-care programs through MICR. Students who are unvaccinated or under-vaccinated can be excluded from school if there is a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak at their school.HVCW's goal is to help make sure students are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week and consistent influenza vaccinations, Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness promotes the importance of seasonal flu vaccination, especially among underserved populations such as the uninsured, minorities and the older members of the community.
For more information on Influenza Vaccinations and protecting yourself from the flu visit the CDC flu website.
To receive your flu shot you can visit:
Department of Health, Veterans & Community Wellness
33030 Van Born Rd
Wayne, MI 48184
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:
8am - 11:30am 12:30pm - 4:30pm
11am - 2:30pm 3:30 - 7:30pm