Health Department

Communicable Disease & Immunization

515 S. Liberty St.
Independence, MO 64050
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, except for most government holidays
Phone: (816) 325-7185

The Communicable Disease and Immunization staff is responsible for:

  • tracking disease trends in the community
  • conducting investigations on reported cases of reportable communicable diseases and outbreaks
  • school-based vaccination clinics
  • mass prophylaxis clinics
  • providing communicable disease and immunization education to child care facilities, schools, and parents
  • ensuring children in childcare facilities are properly immunized
  • comparing and interpreting data in order to detect possible changes in the health status of the population
  • using leading-edge disease surveillance systems to detect changes in trends or distribution of diseases in order to effectively investigate, prevent, and control diseases in the community.
  • maintaining partnerships with the healthcare community
  • community communicable disease education including a Public Health Newsletter distributed to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists and a Childcare Newsletter.

To request more information, please call 816-325-7185.