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Miami Childhood Vaccinations

Immunization Programs and Requirements


Miami Childhood Vaccinations
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Free Vaccines in Miami Did you know that the Miami-Dade Health Department offers a free immunization program for children? The vaccines are available to any child age 18 or younger who visits one of the Miami Dade County Health Department Clinics and are funded through the State of Florida's Vaccines for Children program.

Covered Vaccinations

The Health Department's vaccination program protects individuals against nineteen vaccine-preventable diseases:
  1. Diphtheria
  2. Haemophilus Influenza Type B
  3. Hepatitis A and B
  4. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  5. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  6. Influenza (Flu)
  7. Japanese Encephalitis
  8. Measles
  9. Meningitis
  10. Mumps
  11. Pertussis
  12. Pneumonia
  13. Polio
  14. Rubella
  15. Tetanus
  16. Typhoid Fever
  17. Varicella (Chickenpox)
  18. Yellow Fever
  19. Rabies (for lab personnel and travelers)
Vaccines are available to children following the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions recommended schedules. The vaccination schedule for children ages 0 through 6 includes vaccinations to be administered at the following ages:
  • Birth
  • One month
  • Two months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Twelve months
  • Fifteen months
  • Eighteen months
  • Between nineteen and twenty three months
  • Between two and three years
  • Between four and six years
The vaccination schedule for children ages 7 through 18 includes vaccinations to be administered at the following ages:
  • Between seven and ten years
  • Between eleven and twelve years
  • Between thirteen and sixteen years
  • Between sixteen and eighteen years

Vaccination Clinic Locations

The Miami Dade Health Department operates four immunization clinics that provide the vaccinations listed above. These include:

West Perrine Health Center (Adults and Children)

18255 Homestead Avenue

Miami, Florida 33157

Mon-Fri. (8 am - 4 pm)

North Miami Clinic (Children Only)

14101 NW 8th Avenue

North Miami, Florida 33168

Tuesday and Thursdays (8 am - 4 pm)

Little Haiti Health Center (Adults and Children)

300 NE 80th Terrace

Miami, Florida 33138

Mon., Wed., & Fri. (8 am - 4 pm)

Downtown Clinic (Adults and Children)

1350 NW 14th Street

Miami, Florida 33125

Mon.-Fri. (8 am - 4 pm)

You must call ahead for an appointment at any of these clinics through the department's centralized appointment system at (786) 845-0550.

School Vaccination Requirements

The Miami Dade County Health Department requires that all children in grades K through 12 have the DTaP, IPV, MMR, Hepatitis B and Varicella vaccines prior to entering school. Children entering 7th grade must have the Pertussis booster (Tdap) shot as well. For detailed information on the required vaccination schedule and proof required for new students, transfer students and entry to different grade levels, see the Miami Dade County Immunization Requirements.

Managing Shot Records

The State of Florida provides the FloridaShots online shot tracking system. Your health care provider may enter shots directly into the FloridaShots system when they are administered and your child's school or child-care center may access the system to confirm that your child has received all of his or her required shots, saving you the hassle of carrying around and maintaining paperwork.
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