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Immunizations, Travel and Vaccines

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Immunization Outreach Program

Immunization Program 

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The primary goal of our Immunization program is to prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in Pinellas County.

Our health centers offer free childhood immunizations as well as adult immunizations for a fee Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

These immunization services are offered on a walk-in basis; no appointments are required.

Foreign travel immunizations are offered at our new Mid-County Health Center, 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo from Monday thru Friday 8:30-3:00 pm on an appointment-only basis. Call (727) 824-6900 for information.

Vaccine Fees for Clients

There is no charge for routine children’s immunizations.

*Note: Customers providing proof of Medicare Part B (non-HMO) coverage may be eligible for Influenza (Flu) and Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) vaccines at no charge to the customer.
*Note: As of February 18, 2010, persons 60 years of age and older are required to present a physician's prescription before yellow fever vaccine can be administered.

Foreign Travel Vaccines  

Before you start packing for foreign travel, get any immunizations recommended to protect your health.

Foreign travel immunizations are offered at our Mid-County location, 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, from Monday through Friday. Hours are 8:30 AM to 3 PM on an appointment-only basis. Call (727) 824-6900 option 4 for information. Travel vaccines are not offered at other DOH-Pinellas locations.

(Please note that there are other clinics in the Tampa Bay area that are not part of the Florida Department of Health that also administer travel vaccines.)

Not sure which vaccines are recommended for travel to the foreign nations you’ll be visiting? Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travelers’ Health site for guidance first.

The DOH-Pinellas foreign-travel nurse offers in-person consultations regarding vaccines for a fee of $50 per person. No consultations are provided on the phone or via email.

The travel vaccines price list is posted on our site here: Vaccine Fees for Clients

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Contact Information 

Immunization Shot in Arm

For information about the Immunization Outreach Program, please call 727-824-6900 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All Pinellas children entering kindergarten on August 13, 2018 must provide proof of the following immunizations:

4-5 doses DTaP (Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis)
3 doses Hepatitis B
3-5 doses Inactivated Polio (IPV)
2 doses MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
2 doses Varicella (chickenpox) or documented evidence of chickenpox disease
All Pinellas children entering 7th grade need to present proof of a Tdap vaccination. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are not required; however, the HPV vaccine is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 11 to 12-year-olds. All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get two shots of HPV vaccine six to twelve months apart. Adolescents who receive their two shots less than five months apart will require a third dose of HPV vaccine.

A completed Certificate of Immunization from the Florida Department of Health (DH 680) is issued when the student has received all required immunizations. All immunization dates or exemptions must be on this form.

All Pinellas children entering kindergarten on August 13 are also required to present a school entrance physical, dated within one year of school enrollment