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Immunization Services

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

FLU VACCINES ARE AVAILABLE!

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County's Immunization Program promotes and protects the public’s health through reduction and eventual elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases by providing vaccine administration, education on receiving timely immunizations, surveillance and monitoring.

We provide immunizations for children and adults. Adult immunizations are offered on a fee for service basis (Vaccine Price List).  Eligible children receive no cost vaccines through the Vaccines for Children Program.

OUR LOCATION for All Services

Sulphur Springs Office
8605 N. Mitchell Ave
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 307-8077

We offer morning (7:30A-11:00A) services only on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

We are closed on the following holidays or days of observation:

  • New Year's Day
  • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

 

ADULT IMMUNIZATIONS

Appointment - Appointments are the preferred method to receive adult immunizations.  To schedule an appointment, please call (813) 307-8077.

Walk-ins - Walk-in adult immunization services are available Monday-Friday 7:30AM to 3:00PM on a first come, first serve basis and will be provided within staffing levels.  Wait times average 1-2 hours and vary based upon service performed and number of family members.

CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS

Appointment - Appointments are not necessary

Walk-ins - Walk-in childhood immunization services are available Monday-Friday 7:30AM to 3:00PM on a first come, first serve basis and will be provided within staffing levels.  Wait times average 1-2 hours and vary based upon service performed and number of family members.

Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

The Vaccines for Children Program offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children.  Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine:

  • Medicaid-eligible
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaska native
  • Underinsured

Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines. Children enrolled in the Florida KidCare Program, including MediKids and the Healthy Kids program, are insured and therefore not eligible to receive VFC vaccines.

Please note: If your child has a pediatrician that provides immunizations, it is recommended that you take your child to their pediatrician for immunizations.

DOCUMENTS - Parents are required to bring their photo identification and child’s immunization records.  Non-custodial parent or guardian must bring documentation of consent for treatment in addition to photo identification.

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS - Individuals requesting Religious Exemptions need to apply in person and bring child birth certificate and parent/guardian ID.  Religious Exemptions are issued by nursing staff; therefore, Religious Exemptions and Walk-in Immunization Services are offered as a first come-first serve walk in basis. Wait times average 1-2 hours and vary based upon service performed and number of family members.

COLLEGE FORMS - The Department of Health will complete college forms if all documentation is provided at the time of visit (Photo ID, Immunization History, Titer if indicated).  A fee of $15.00 is collected for the completion of college form.  This service is only available on a walk-in basis and is offered on a first come-first serve basis.  Wait times average 1-2 hours and vary based upon service performed and number of family members.