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Free immunization events in Tampa Bay area

Posted: 6:12 AM, Jul 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-26 10:30:22Z
Free immunization events in Tampa Bay area
TAMPA, Fla. - In just a matter of weeks, kids throughout Tampa Bay will be back in class. Now is the time to make sure your kids are up to date on their immunizations; if not, they could be held out of class. There are a number of free locations where you can take your student to get it all sorted out.
 
Doctors say it's all about keeping kids safe and healthy. Of course not many kids are fans of those back to school shots, but better to be safe than sorry. Required vaccines are available at most private doctors offices and at county health departments. For kids in grades K through 12, they have to be up to date on diphtheria, measles and chicken pox immunizations.

The Department of Health provides those shots free of charge through the Vaccines for Children program. 
 
Here are a few of the free events are lined up in several local communities.
 
Pinellas – Free immunizations offered at no cost Monday-Thursdays until August 9 at the following locations:
  • June 21-30, Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Northeast High School Clinic
    5500 16th St. N.
    St Petersburg
     
  • July 5-Aug 9, Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Gibbs High School Clinic
    850 34th St. S.
    St Petersburg
     
  • July 25-Aug 9, Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Boca Ciega High School Clinic
    924 58th St. S.
    Gulfport
     
  • July 25-Aug 9, Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Pinellas Park High School Clinic
    6305 118th Ave. N.
    Largo
     
  • July 25-Aug 9, Mondays-Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
    Northeast High School Clinic
    5500 16th St. N.
    St Petersburg

Citrus County – Free immunizations are offered in the following locations:
  • Lecanto Main Office
    3700 West Sovereign Path
    Lecanto, FL 34461
    352-527-0068
     
  • Lecanto Main Office
    Inverness Health Department
    120 N Montgomery Ave
    Inverness, FL 34450
    352-726-1731
Manatee – Free immunizations are available for eligible children, birth - 18 years of age, enrolled in elementary, middle or high school. New and transferring students, Kindergarten students, and those in the seventh grade will need to provide proof of immunizations prior to school enrollment. Returning students should have already completed the required vaccine series. DOH-Manatee offers free back-to-school vaccinations Monday through Friday, 7:30 - 4:30 pm.  Appointments are encouraged, and walk-ins are always welcome. To schedule an appointment, call (941) 748-0747, extension 1269.
 
Hillsborough – Free immunizations offered at Back-to-School Fairs.
  • Appointment Line: (813) 443-3048
    Register to Attend Event Online: http://www.back2schoolfair.org
     
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016
    Swindle Medical Center
    Site Coordinator: Heather Coats
    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    1601 West Timberlane Dr., Plant City 33566
    For appointment, please call (813) 443-3048
     
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016
    Lennard High School
    Site Coordinator: Cassandra Blaylock
    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2342 Shell Point Road E., Ruskin 33570
    For appointment, please call (813) 443-3048
     
  • Saturday, July 23, 2016
    Shaw Elementary School
    Site Coordinator: Francis Joseph
    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    11311 N. 15th St. Tampa 33612
    For appointment, please call (813) 443-3048
     
  • Saturday, July 30, 2016
    Middleton High School
    Site Coordinator: Tina Young
    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4801 N. 22nd St., Tampa 33610
    For appointment, please call (813) 443-3048
     
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016
    Blake High School
    Site Coordinator: Tina Young
    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    1701 North Boulevard, Tampa 33607
    For appointment, please call (813) 443-3048
     
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016
    Leto High School
    Site Coordinator: Susan Valdes
    Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4409 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa 33614
    No Appointments, first come, first serve
 
Pasco
  • The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County
    13941 15th Street, Dade City, FL 33525
    Dade City, FL 33525
    813-364-5812 
     
  • July 30, 2015 from 10AM-2PM
    The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County
    4717 Airport Road
    Zephyrhills, FL 33542
    813-364-5812 
     
  • August 6, 2016 from 10AM-2PM
    The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County
    10841 Little Road
    New Port Richey, FL 34654
    August 6, 2016 from 10AM-2PM

Polk – Free immunizations are offered at these Polk County locations. It’s preferred for a parent to call ahead and make an appointment.
  • Auburndale Clinic
    1805 Hobbs Road
    Auburndale, FL 33823
    863-965-5400
  • Monday
    8 am - 11 am
  • Tuesday
    8 am - 11 am
  • Wednesday
    1 pm - 4 pm
  • Thursday
    8 am - 11 am
  • Friday
    1 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed
 
Haines City
  • 1700 Baker Ave E
    Haines City , FL 33844
    863-421-3204
     
  • Monday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed
 
Lakeland 
  • 3241 Lakeland Hills Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33805
    863-413-2620
     
  • Monday
    8 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday
    8 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday
    8 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday
    8 am - 4 pm
  • Friday
    8 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed
 
Lake Wales
  • 835 W. Central Ave
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    863-678-4144
  • Monday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Friday
    7 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday
    Closed
  • Sunday
    Closed
 
Sarasota – Immunizations are available at DOH-Sarasota locations:
  • William L. Little Health and Human Services Center
    Call for Hours
    941-861-2784
    2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
     
  • North Port Health Center
    Call for Hours
    941-861-3864 
    6950 Outreach Way, North Port