Vaccines to prevent serious and/or deadly diseases are one of
the great successes of the 20th century. Vaccine-preventable diseases
are at the lowest levels ever.
Children begin receiving vaccinations at about 2 months of age.
By time they are 2 years old, they should have received a series of immunizations
protecting them against a variety of disease, which include polio, diptheria,
pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatits B, variella
(chicken pox) and haemophilus (HIB).
The timing and spacing of vaccinations is important and, when
given correctly they increase the effectiveness.
The Union County Health Department provides vaccines for children
and adults. You are encouraged to call (386) 496-3211 to schedule an
appointment. Children through the age of 18 are covered under the federal
program of vaccines for children, so there is no cost for required
immunizations. Adult immunizations
include tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B, pneumonia and
the flu vaccine, when available. Adult immunizations vary, so please
call (386) 496-3211 for more information.
Children's Recommended Immunization Schedule
Adult's Recommended Immunization Schedule
The Newest Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule can be found
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule