Polk County Health Department

Adult Immunizations

The purpose of adult immunizations is to protect adults from vaccine-preventable diseases for which they have not been previously immunized. Adult immunizations are done by appointment at 286-3798. Cost is dependent on vaccinations needed. Persons should bring their immunizations records and insurance card to the appointment.

Adults need to be up to date on the following vaccines:

  • Tetanus-Diptheria
  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis ("Whooping Cough") (depending on risk factors)
  • Mumps/Measles/Rubella
  • Chickenpox (depending on risk factors)
  • Shingles
  • Meningitis
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hepatitis A or B (depending on risk factors)
  • Influenza (recommended yearly) Influenza Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal - "pneumonia" (depending on risk factors) Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine

For more information on these vaccines, see vaccination information sheets at:


Contact Us

Phone: (515)-286-3798
Fax: (515)-286-2033
Toll free: 866-209-1300

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314