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The Immunization Program promotes and protects the public's health through the reduction and eventual elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases by providing vaccine administration, education on receiving timely immunizations, surveillance, and monitoring. Vaccines prevent infectious diseases and save lives in the people who receive them and protect those who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals. It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it.

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Note: Always bring a copy of your or your child’s immunization record to each visit.

Vaccinations services include:

Children and Adolescents: Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.


Adult Immunization Services: adults need vaccines, too. Your need for immunizations doesn't end when you reach adulthood. Protect yourself and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases. Be the example!!

PLEASE NOTE: As of July 1, 2013 the Florida Department of Health in Broward County no longer offers travel immunizations.

Travel Immunizations

Vaccinations are either recommended or required to protect travelers from illnesses present in other parts of the world and to prevent the importation of infectious diseases across international borders. Which vaccinations you need depends on a number of factors including your destination, whether you will be spending time in rural areas, the season of the year you are traveling, your age, health status, and previous immunizations.

VACCINE PROTECTION should be initiated 4-6 wwks prior to departure for the best protection

For travel resource information visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health: Opens in a New Browser

Other health-related Travel Information


Rabies Information

With the cooperation of Broward County Animal Care and Control, suspected rabid animals are quarantined and/or tested to determine if the animal may have transmitted rabies to a human or pet through a bite or scratch. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County also consults with patients, physicians, and veterinarians regarding the current recommendations for treating a rabies exposure.

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For information on what to do if you or your pet is bitten by a wild animal or a suspected rabid animal, click on the link below:
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Pre-Exposure to Rabies:
For those persons traveling to a place that requires rabies vaccine or if you work or visit an area where there is a good chance that you might be bitten by a rabid animal the Health Department offers pre-exposure immunization. Please call 954-467-4705.

Note for Travelers: Please note that if you are traveling pre-exposure vaccine is a 4 dose series and must be administered 3 weeks prior to travel.

Post-Exposure to Rabies:
If you have been bitten, scratched or exposed to an animal that has or is suspected to have rabies, please go the nearest Emergency Room for wound care and treatment.


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