Patients are asked to schedule an appointment for all Immunization Clinic visits, but walk-in customers are accepted on a space available basis from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays. To schedule an appointment with the Immunization Clinic, please call 636-949-1857.
All patients 18 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring a current immunization record to the visit.
Tips for Making Your Immunization Clinic Visit Less Stressful
Before the Visit
Read material about the vaccines you or your child may receive and write down any questions you may have.
Locate your family's immunization records and bring this with you for all individuals receiving vaccinations during this visit.
Pack along a toy, book, blanket or other comfort item for your child.
Be honest with the child about the reason for the clinic visit and encourage family members (especially siblings) to offer support.
At the Clinic
Arrive on time.
Take opportunities to distract and comfort your child by holding them, singing and pointing out interesting things to see in the clinic room.
Allow the child to hold their favorite toy or blanket or to read a book during the visit.
Ask the medical professional all questions you may have about the vaccination and receive appropriate answers to your questions.
Continue to encourage and support your child. Never scold them for "not being brave." or crying.
Review the Vaccine Information Sheet to be aware of possible side effects, and monitor the place where the shot was given.
Provide lots of liquid refreshment, as some vaccines may cause the individual to eat or drink less than normal.
If you notice any abnormal reactions or if something concerns you, please call your medical provider.