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Free childhood immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week
Free childhood immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week

Pinellas County, Florida -- Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. Many more miss time from day care and school because they are under-immunized or inappropriately immunized.

Vaccines protecting children from diseases such as measles, whooping cough and polio are administered on a regular schedule as part of a child's course of care. Pediatricians, health providers and county health departments can provide vaccines at no cost to parents as part of the Vaccines for Children program.

During the week of April 20-27, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiative designed to raise awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations.

Each year during NIIW, the CDC leads child health programs across the state in promoting awareness of vaccines for infants and children.

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County offers childhood immunizations at no cost and with no appointment necessary at these centers on weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM:

  • St. Petersburg Center, 205 Dr. M. L. King Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
  • Clearwater Center, 310 North Myrtle Avenue, Clearwater, Fl. 33755
  • Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
  • Tarpon Springs, 301 South Disston Avenue, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Mid-County Center, 8751 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33771

For information about immunizations, including those required for day care and school entry, go to the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County's site, www.PinellasHealth.com, and click on Immunizations/Shots/Foreign Travel on the left nav bar.

 

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