Polk County Health Department

Green Card (Permanent Residency) Immunizations

The purpose of Green Card ("Permanent Residency") Immunizations is to ensure that immigrated persons are up to date on immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases. Green Card immunizations are done Monday and Tuesday from 8:00a to 3:30p and Thursday and Friday from 1:30p to 3:30p, by appointment at 286-3798. We are able to complete the I-693 form for those needing vaccinations only. We are unable to do the I-693 physicals. Cost is dependent on vaccinations needed. Persons should bring their immunizations records to the appointment.

Vaccinations required for Green Card depend upon birth date:

  • DT, DTP, DTap
    • Ages 2-6 Years
  • TD, Tdap
    • Ages 7 Years and up (A total of 3 vaccines)
  • Polio, IPV or OPV
    • Ages 2-17 Years
  • MMR ( Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • Ages 12 mo and up (Ages 4 years and greater will need a series of 2 vaccines those refugees born before 1956 do not need the MMR)
  • Hib
    • Ages 2-4 Years
  • Hepatitis B
    • Birth to 18 years (A total of 3 vaccines)
  • Varicella (chicken Pox)
    • 12 months and up or history of disease (A total of 2 vaccines)
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Prevnar
    • According to recommendations, Ages 2 months to 23 months pneumovax 65 and older
  • Influenza Vaccine (recommended yearly)
    • Ages 6 months and older
  • Rotavirus
    • Children 6 weeks to 32 weeks
  • Polio, IPV or OPV Ages 2-17 Years
    • Ages 2-6 Years
  • Hepatitis A
    • Children 12 mo to ages 23 mo. (A 2 shot series)
  • Menigococcal
    • Ages 11 to 18 Years

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
Email:
healthdept@polkcountyiowa.gov


Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314