Polk County Health Department


Content updated on 07/25/17

In Polk County, the number of students who have not been fully vaccinated has increased. Since 2009, the number of students in this category has increased over 70%.

By 2016, 2,930 students or 1 in 29 students in Polk County schools were missing at least one of the required vaccines. Consequently, many districts have fallen below recommended immunization rates and could be at risk for a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak.

For detailed information about immunizations levels by county level and by school district, visit the 2016 School Immunization Report page/health/reports-data/school-immunization-reports/school-year-2016/

Contact Us

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

Address: 1907, Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314