Vaccine-preventable disease levels in the United States are at or near record lows; however, this is not the case around the world. Even though most infants and toddlers in the United States have received all recommended vaccines by age 2, many under-immunized children remain, creating the possibility of disease outbreaks.

Children who have not had all their infant immunizations are at risk for getting these diseases from the people who care for them. Many teens and adults are missing the chance to protect not only themselves, but also children under the age of 2 against deadly diseases such as hepatitis B, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, and pneumococcal disease.

Wood County Health Department works closely with Wood County medical providers to ensure that every child has the access to immunizations. Please visit your health-care provider for immunizations. If your provider does not offer immunizations, the Wood County Health Department provides them for children birth through age 18. Appointments can be made by calling 419-354-9049.

We accept Medicaid and many private insurances. No child is turned away from Vaccines For Children (VFC) vaccines if their family is unable to pay for the shots.

BG Transit system is the public transit system funded by ODOT/FTA, the state, and the city to provide a demand-response system of rides for all residents of the city of Bowling Green and within a one-mile radius outside the city limits.  For more information about B.G. Transit click this link:—Public-Transportation

As a part of the pandemic response, ODOT provided BG Transit with extra money to provide free rides to sites for COVID vaccines and boosters. The use of the funds has been broadened a bit to allow them to provide free rides to any immunization visits.  Please schedule two rides—one to get to your appointment, and one to get home.  Generally, it’s about an hour between rides.