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Florida Department of Health Urges Residents and Visitors to Get Vaccinated Against Measles; Offers Free Vaccinations for Children

Post Date:04/22/2019 10:15 AM

With the increase in measles cases across the US, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County is urging Floridians and visitors who have not been immunized to get vaccinated.

Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared in recent months in the form of outbreaks in several states. The Centers for Disease Control and Health Protection defines a measles outbreak as three or more cases. As of April 17, 2019, one measles case has been reported to the Florida Department of Health.

Brevard County Vaccination Services

The Florida Department of Health offers vaccines for all ages through its three clinic sites in Titusville, Viera, and Melbourne on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recommended childhood vaccines, including measles, are provided free of charge.

Adult vaccines, including measles, are offered for a fee. 

More information is available from the Florida Department of Health.

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