Do you need to update your or your children’s vaccination and immunization? An urgent care facility is an excellent place to get shots missing from a medical record.
Florida Requires Standard Vaccine and Immunization for Students
Most people are aware that childhood vaccines are necessary to enroll children in public schools. The reason schools require vaccines is to prevent a resurgence of illnesses that used to disable or even caused death in children in the past. The state requires children in public and private schools to have these vaccines:
- At least four DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) doses
- Three doses of HepB (hepatitis B) vaccine
- At least three doses of IPV (polio) vaccine
- Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) for Kindergarten through grade 10
- One varicella dose for grades 11 and 12
- One Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis)
- Updated Form DH 680 that includes Tdap
Different DTap and IPV doses are required depending on the age a child was first immunized. Varicella immunization can be waived if there is medical documentation that the child has had the disease.
We also vaccinate children over six months old against flu and offer the nasal spray vaccine.
Adult Immunization and Vaccination
At Broadway Health, we offer blood tests for adults who detect weak defenses against childhood illnesses, and booster shots as well as yearly flu immunization.
We provide adult immunizations against tetanus, which should be renewed every 10 years, and tetanus booster vaccines when treating puncture wounds.
We provide two vaccines specifically for adults:
- The shingles vaccine, which has been approved for adults over age 50.
- Pneumococcal vaccines (PCV 13 and PCV 23) for adults over age 65.
Also, we can obtain travel vaccines. Give us a call if your travel plans require or recommend certain immunizations.