What Vaccines Do You Need


Immunizations are provided at the Murphy Clinic on a walk-in basis. Andrews Health Center also provides immunizations but are by appointment only. Call 828-835-4536 to schedule an appointment.

Childhood Vaccination

If you choose to delay or reject some vaccines, there can be risks. Please follow these CDC recommended steps to protect your child, your family, and others. Learn more about what to do if you reject or delay vaccines (PDF).

The following documents layout what immunizations are recommend for children:

Vaccines for Children (VCF) Eligibility Criteria

Some vaccines are only free for persons who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. To be eligible, children must be 18 years of age or younger and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Medicaid eligible
  • Underinsured (Private insurance coverage does not include vaccines)
  • Uninsured

Available Immunizations

All requires vaccines and many recommended vaccines are available at the Health Department. Some are free of charge for certain high-risk groups and others are available for a fee. View the following documents to see recommended immunizations:

Travel Immunizations

Cherokee County Health Department does not provide travel immunizations. Please call the Clay County Health Department at 828-389-8052 or Macon County Public Health Center at 828-349-2081 for the most commonly needed travel immunizations.

View more information on vaccines needed to travel safe and travel smart.