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Immunization Clinics
Where are the clinics located?
Where can I take my child for well child care if I have no insurance?
How much do immunizations cost?
What shots does my child need?
Does my pediatrician know about immunizations?
What are immunizations?

Where are the clinics located?
Immunizations are provided free of charge to all Cleveland children age 0-18 years old. Please call (216) 664-3609 for more information.
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Where can I take my child for well child care if I have no insurance?
Going to the doctor before your child gets sick is called a “well child” visit and is a very important part of a child’s health and development. Although immunizations are important, it is crucial that your child receives medical care such as routine screenings and physical examinations by their doctor. Simply taking your child into a clinic for shots is not enough to ensure that your child develops normally.

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How much do immunizations cost?
Immunizations are provided free of charge to all Cleveland children age 0-18 years old. Please call (216) 664-4120 for more information.

What shots does my child need?
These resources describe recommended vaccine schedules:
Learn more about immunizations and vaccines at www.cdc.gov/vaccines

Does my pediatrician know about immunizations?
The introduction of new vaccines and changes in recommendations challenge health care providers to strive to keep children up to date and immunized in a timely manner. The AFIX (Assessment and Feedback)/MOBI (Maximizing Office Based Immunizations) program is continuously updated and adapted to the particular needs of individual health care providers. The City of Cleveland offers the AFIX/MOBI program to all providers within the City of Cleveland free of charge.

The program includes: AFIX (Assessment and Feedback), and an educational presentation- Maximizing Office Based Information (MOBI). AFIX is provided following a chart assessment. Continuing Education Credits and Continuing Medical Education Credits will be offered to staff.

Maximizing Office Based Information (MOBI) is a statewide program that has been developed for pediatrician immunization education. MOBI is a quality improvement program and focuses on improving immunization rates among two-years-olds within office based practices. The program provides information on new immunization recommendations, new vaccines, changes in the childhood immunization schedule, and much more.

AFIX is a tool utilized in pediatric and family practices to increase immunization rates:

Assessment of the healthcare provider's vaccination coverage levels and immunization practices

Feedback of results to the provider along with recommended strategies to improve coverage levels

Incentives to recognize and reward improved performance

eXchange of healthcare information and resources necessary to facilitate improvement.

For additional information go to: CDC AFIX Homepage

90% Club Award
This award is presented to those providers that achieve an immunization coverage rate of 90% or higher for children by the age of 24 months for the vaccination series: 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 HIB, 3 Hepatitis B and 1 Varicella (431331).

CDPH would like to recognize the providers in the City of Cleveland who achieved an up-to-date immunization rate of 90% or greater for 2010 through 2012:
  • UHMP-Comprehensive Pediatrics-Fairview
  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Pediatric Practice
  • Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Services (NEON)-Hough Health Center
  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Department of General Pediatrics
Improvement Award
This award is presented to providers that have shown great improvement in their immunization coverage rates for children by 24 months of age from one year’s assessment to the next. Specifically, they meet the following criteria:
  1. An immunization coverage rate of 70% or higher for children by 24 months of age for the 431331 series
  2. A minimum improvement margin of 20% for the immunization coverage rate of a previous assessment to the current assessment for the 431331 immunization coverage rate.
To schedule a MOBI or AFIX for practices located outside of the City of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, please contact: Mary Ellen Shannon, M.S.N., R.N. at (216) 201-2001 ext.1351 or Toni Waltman, LPN at (216) 201-2001 ext. 1314.

To schedule a MOBI or AFIX for practices within the City of Cleveland, please contact Andrew Heffron, B.S.N., R.N. at (216) 664-4120.

What are immunizations?
Immunizations will help develop and strengthen your child’s immune system so that later in life he or she will be able to effectively fight off disease. Immunized children are protected during their childhood against potentially dangerous diseases such as: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B, Polio, Influenza, and Pneumococcal disease. An additional benefit of having your child immunized is that he or she will not miss school or day care due to a preventable illness. This means that parents will miss fewer days of work.