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Immunization Services

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

During the period July 17, 2017 through August 31, 2017 limited appointment times are available for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 12 to bring immunizations up to date for school entry. If your child has received vaccines in Hillsborough County or the State of Florida within the last year, you may be eligible for an appointment to bring your child up to date on immunizations. Your child must already be registered within the FLSHOTS system to take advantage of these appointments. Please contact 813-307-8077 to determine appointment availability and location.

Walk in immunization services continue for childhood immunizations and are available Monday-Friday at 8605 N Mitchell Ave, Tampa, FL 33604. Services are provided on a first come, first serve basis and will be provided within staffing levels. Doors open at 7:30AM.

Parents are required to bring their photo identification and child’s immunization records.

Individuals requesting Religious Exemptions need to apply in person at 8605 N Mitchell Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 and bring child birth certificate and parent/guardian ID.

For information about Back to School Fairs, visit the Hillsborough County Public Schools website.

The 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.

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough provides immunizations for children and adults. Adult immuniztions are offered on a fee for service basis (Vaccine Price List).  To schedule an appointment for adult immunizations, please call (813) 307-8077.

Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

The VFC 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

Parents should bring identification and insurance card visit. 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.

Our operating hours are 7:30am to 4:00pm

Immunization services for children are on walk-in, first come first serve basis. We reserve the right to limit the number of children seen on a daily basis based upon staffing.

We offer morning (7:30A-11:00A) services only on the second Thursday and fourth Friday 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