What Services Are Available?
Immunization is one of the best ways you can protect yourself and your family against infectious diseases.
Vaccines are your first line of defense against diseases such as polio, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. The United States currently has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history.
The Florida Department of Health in Polk County protects the health and safety of our community by providing immunization services and educating the public on the importance of vaccines.
The FDOH-Polk has a limited number of vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adult clients:
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine - Available for uninsured and underinsured clients 19 through 26 years of age;
- Meningitis Vaccines- meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) and the meningitis B vaccines – Available for uninsured and underinsured clients (age 19 and older)
- Tetanus-diphtheria- acellular pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine - Available for uninsured and underinsured clients (age 19 and older);
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV 13) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) - Available for uninsured and underinsured high-risk clients (age 19 and older);
- Varicella Vaccine - Available for outbreak control for all exposed persons.
Please check with your local FDOH-Polk clinic regarding eligibility and availability of these vaccines since quantities of vaccine are limited based on the availability of funds.
The FDOH-Polk immunization office in Bartow also provides specialty immunizations to local companies to meet job related immunization services. The FDOH-Polk can help your business set up an immunization account to provide necessary vaccines to their employees.