JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Free vaccines are now available at the Duval and St. Johns County Health Departments.
If your child is starting kindergarten, he or she must have proof of vaccinations and a physical before the child can start school.
If your child or teen is starting at a new school, he or she will need to have the same proof of required immunizations.
- Hepatitis B
Children starting preschool are also required to have certain vaccinations.
"All students also need a physical," explained Dr. Pauline Rolle with the Duval County Health Department. "This is a busy time of year for pediatricians, you may not be able to get an appointment before school starts, so we (Duval County Health Department) are offering physicals for $30 dollars," she explained.
The Duval and St. Johns County Health Departments also offer free vaccinations to children who do not have health insurance or are under-insured. Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday.
The St. Johns County Health Department is located at 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. For more information about what you should bring with you to the clinic, go to stjohns.floridahealth.gov.
Duval County's Health Department is located at 515 West 6th Street in Jacksonville. Call 904-253-1000 for questions.