Parents want to do everything possible to make sure their children are healthy and protected from preventable diseases.  Vaccination is the best way to do that.

The Williams County Health Department has vaccination appointments available for all ages.

Vaccines offered at WCHD: Hep A, Hep B, Dtap, Tdap, HPV, Polio, HIB, MMR, Pneumococcal, Varicella, Rotavirus, Meningococcal (ACWY & B), Shingles, RSV, Influenza, and Covid.

Make an Appointment

Clinics are offered at our Montpelier and Bryan locations.  An appointment must be made prior to attending a clinic.  Please call 419-485-3141 to schedule or book online using the links below:

Schedule an appointment at our Bryan Clinic

Schedule an appointment at our Montpelier Clinic

The Williams County Health Department offers vaccinations to families with private health insurance, Medicaid, and those without health insurance. Your health insurance company, including Medicaid, will be billed for the vaccination services.  Children without health insurance or if their insurance does not cover vaccinations can receive a discount on the vaccination services, if eligible.  We will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay.

The Day of Your Appointment

For your appointment, bring with you:

  • Your vaccination record if you’ve received vaccines outside of Ohio or if you have a paper copy of a record (your doctor can fax records to 419-216-5108)
  • Your insurance card, if you have one.
  • Third Party Consent Form, if needed


Montpelier office

310 Lincoln Avenue
Montpelier, Ohio 43543
Phone: 419-485-3141
Fax: 419-485-5420
Monday – Friday  8:30am — 4:30 pm

Common Questions Parents Ask:

Is there a consent form to sign?

Can someone else bring my child for their appointment?

Parents or guardians need to sign a consent form for any vaccines if the child is under the age of 18.  But, we can accept a Third Party Consent Form from the parent if someone else brings in the child.

What happens if I don’t have health insurance?

Children without health insurance or if their insurance does not cover shots can receive a discount on the vaccination services.  We will not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay.  If you have questions or want to know the costs before an appointment, call us.  We have financial assistance paperwork that will tell you how much the vaccines are based on your household size and income. 

What are the guidelines if my child has been sick?

Children can get shots while on antibiotics and having a low grade fever. But a child with a high fever or obviously ill should reschedule their appointment.  If you are unsure if your child should receive their vaccine due to an illness, give us a call. 

Are these diseases very serious?

Yes, very much so, even today!  Some vaccine-preventable diseases, like pertussis (whooping cough) and chickenpox, remain common in the U.S.  On the other hand, other diseases vaccines prevent are no longer common in this country because of  vaccines. If we stopped vaccinating, the few cases we have in the United States could very quickly become tens or hundreds of thousands of cases.  Even though many serious vaccine-preventable diseases are uncommon in the United States, some are common in other parts of the world. Even if your family does not travel internationally, you could come into contact with international travelers anywhere in your community. Children who don’t receive all vaccinations and are exposed to a disease can become seriously sick and spread it through a community.  It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it after it occurs!

Are these shots safe?

Yes. The United States’ long-standing vaccine safety system ensures that vaccines are as safe as possible. Currently, the U.S. has the safest vaccine supply in its history. Millions of children, teens, and adults safely receive vaccines each year.  But like any medicine, they can occasionally cause reactions, usually mild, like a sore arm or leg, or a slight fever. Serious reactions are rare, but they can happen. Your doctor or nurse will discuss these with you before giving the shots. The important thing to remember is that children are in much more danger from the diseases than from the shots.

How many shots are needed?

Children can get their first shot while still in the hospital after birth, and should start the rest of the shots by 2 months of age. They will need to get more shots 4 or 5 times before the child starts school. Remember, each of these visits is important. Your child needs several doses of each vaccine to be completely protected.  Pre-teens and teens also need vaccines to protect against meningitis, tetanus, whopping cough, and HPV. They will need to get shots 2-3 times in order to be fully protected.

What vaccinations are recommended for kids and teenagers?

It is strongly recommended that all children be vaccinated.  Most of these shots should be given to children during the first two years of their life!  As your child gets older, it’s important to keep up with the recommended vaccine schedules in order to protect against infections that can make teens sick and to extend the protection from childhood diseases.


Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old


Recommended Immunizations for Children 7–18 Years Old


Infant Immunizations FAQ


Pre-teen and Teen Vaccines:  What Parents Should Know

What shots are recommended for adults?

Adults may receive TB tests and vaccines to protect them from:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus/Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Influenza/Flu Shot
  • COVID-19


Call us at 419-485-3141 to make an appointment for any of these.


Recommended Adult Vaccine Schedule for ages 19 years or older