Vaccines to prevent serious and/or deadly diseases are one of the greatest successes of the 20th century. Vaccine-preventable diseases are at their lowest levels ever.
In the United States in 1997, there were only four cases of diphtheria, 138 cases of measles, 50 cases of tetanus, 181 cases of rubella and no wild polio reported. These low numbers are directly related in immunization levels.
Immunization Office Schedule
The Florida Department of Health in Hernando County offers childhood and adult immunizations at both the Spring Hill and the Brooksville locations.
For July and August only, immunizations for children 0 to 18 years and adults are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointments are available.
Immunizations for children 0 to 18 years are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are encouraged to better serve the community. Adult immunizations are by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 352-540-6800.
Spring Hill Clinic address: 7551 Forests Oaks Boulevard
For July and August only, immunizations for children 0 to 18 years and adults are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. No appointments are available.
Immunizations for children 0 to 18 years of age are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are encouraged to better serve the community. Adult immunizations are by appointment only; the Shingles vaccine is not available at this site. To make an appointment, call 352-540-6800.
Brooksville clinic address: 300 S. Main Street
All high-risk infants 6 months old are tracked to ensure that they have begun their immunization series. Children are again tracked at age 2 to see if they are up-to-date or if they lack any immunizations.
Children begin receiving vaccines at about the age of 2 months. By the time they are 2 years old they should have received 15 shots protecting them against a variety of diseases, including:
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Varicella ( chicken pox)
- Haemophilus (HIB)
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal Infection
The timing and spacing of vaccines is important and, if given correctly, increases their effectiveness. Children begin receiving vaccines at about the age of 2 months. By the time they are 2 years old they should have received 15 shots protecting them against a variety of diseases. The vaccine for Pneumococcal Conjugate is a requirement for daycare in the State of Florida.
Vaccines are provided for children and adults. Walk-ins are welcomed, although appointments are encouraged to better serve the community. To make an appointment, call 352-540-6800.
Most children are covered under the federal program of vaccines for children, thereby there is no cost to parents or out-of-pocket charge.
Immunization Record Request
To request a copy of your child's Hernando County Health Department's immunization record, the complete name, date of birth and social security number is required. If no immunizations are administered, when requesting the child's record, there is a $5.00 fee.
Parents with proper identification can pick up a copy of the immunization record from any County Health Department Office in the state of Florida. All County Health Departments are part of the state immunization registry FLSHOTS. For out-of-state requests of Hernando County Health Department's immunization records or additional information please call (352) 540-6800
Adult immunizations are available and include tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox) hepatitis A and B, pneumonia vaccine, and flu shots when in season. Adults immunizations are by appointment only. Prices for adult immunizations vary, please call (352) 540-6800 x82052 for more information.
The Shingles (Zoster) vaccine is available for those 60 years of age and older, by appointment ONLY at our Spring Hill office, call (352) 540-6800. We currently do not bill insurances for this vaccine.
Vaccinations Required For Travel
Other sources of immunization information include the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Immunization in Tallahassee at (850) 245-4342, email to (Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.)immunization@FLHealth.gov, or on the web at www.ImmunizeFlorida.org , and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program at 1-800-CDC-INFO (4636) or send an email to email@example.com.
- Vaccinate Your Family
- Recommended Immunizations for Children Birth Through 6 Years
- National Immunization Program
- Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations
- Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- National,Regional,State and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years - United States, 2014
- NIS Teen Summary - Vaccination Coverage
- American Academy of Pediatrics