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DOH-Duval hosts grand opening of new South Jax Immunization Center

Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
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JACKSONVILLE - The Florida Department of Health in Duval County (DOH-Duval) will host the Grand Opening of the South Jacksonville Immunization Center on Thursday, July 21 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 3225 University Boulevard, Suite 101. 
The opening of the new location will improve access to convenient immunization services for Southside community members. 

Free health information, back to school supplies, face painting, crafts, and refreshments will be provided, while supplies last, during the event. The community is encouraged to bring the entire family to meet and greet immunization center staff and other community partners.

Vaccines help develop protection to countless infectious diseases by allowing the body to recognize and fight vaccine-preventable diseases. The following vaccines are required for children entering pre-school and grades K-12: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B. College-bound students, adults, and pregnant women are also encouraged to stay up-to-date on vaccinations. 

Florida participates in the Vaccines for Children program, a federally funded immunization program. This valuable program provides vaccines at no cost to the parent/guardian to children ages birth to 18 years, who meet program eligibility. .

The South Jacksonville Immunization Center general business hours are:

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Wednesday
8:00 a.m.  - Noon

The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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Contact: 
Charles Griggs
charles.griggs@flhealth.gov
904-253-1004