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Florida Department of Health in Sumter County

Immunizations are provided at no cost to children, from birth through 18 years of age to those who meet eligibility requirements. Before any child may enter daycare or attend school, they must be current on their vaccines. Proof of vaccinations are required. Immunizations can protect your child, family, friends and their families and the community.

For an interactive childhood immunization schedule tool for children 6 years of age and younger visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Vaccines for children at the Florida Department of Health in Sumter County 

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTap)
Hep A
Hep B
Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae tybe b)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine)
Influenza LIVE Intranasal
IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine)
MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)

Adult Vaccinations are also available.  Please contact us for more information and fees.
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Information Statements

The following vaccine is available for uninsured adult clients, age 19 years or older at no charge:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV4) Vaccine
  • Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polysaccharide (PPSV) Vaccine

See The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for high risk criteria at:
Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adults by Age and/or Risk Factor

Religious Exemptions 

The DH 681 form is issued only by county health departments and only for a child who is not immunized because of his/her family’s religious tenets or practices.  This form must be signed by the parent affirming the written statement that a
religious conflict exists. Exemptions for personal or philosophical reasons are not permitted under Florida law.

The FLU ends with "U" 

Did you know? The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

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Easy-To-Read Immunization Schedules

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Vaccination Information Statements

What if you don't immunize? (pdf 113KB)
VIDEO: Immunizations save lives - WHO (World Health Organization)
VIDEO: Get The Picture: Child Immunizations - CDC