Vaccines to prevent serious and/or deadly diseases are one of the great successes of the 20th century. Vaccine-preventable diseases are at the lowest levels ever.
It is essential that immunizations be administered on schedule to ensure that children are protected from vaccine preventable childhood diseases. Children begin receiving vaccinations at about 2 months of age. By time they are 2 years old, they should have received a series of immunizations protecting them against a variety of disease, which include Polio, Diphtheria, Pertussis (whooping cough), Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox) and Haemophilus (HIB).
Required immunizations are available to all children up through age 18. In addition, Florida law requires all children be immunized before attending daycare or school. All immunization records are reviewed by a school nurse prior to children entering school.
The Florida Department of Health in Union County provides vaccines for children and adults. You are encouraged to call 386-496-3211 to schedule an appointment. Children through the age of 18 are covered under the federal program of vaccines for children, so there is no cost for required immunizations. For adult pricing, please call 386-496-3211. Adult immunizations include Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A & B, Pneumonia and the Influenza vaccine, when available.
The timing and spacing of vaccinations are important and, when given correctly they increase the effectiveness.
Children's Immunization Schedule
The newest recommended child immunization schedule can be found here: Recommended Child Immunization Schedule
Adult's Immunization Schedule
The newest recommended adult immunization schedule can be found here: Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule