All 67 county health departments in the state of Florida
receive hepatitis A and B vaccines from the Florida Hepatitis Prevention
Section free of charge. Vaccines are available to adults at increased risk for
viral hepatitis at no charge in all counties.
The Florida Hepatitis Prevention Section also provides funding to fifteen
counties (Alachua, Bay, Broward, Collier, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, Polk,
Escambia, Lee and Seminole, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Duval and Orange)
for the provision of hepatitis services to residents at increased risk for hepatitis
A, Band/or C. Components of these services may include: a) enhanced
surveillance; b) education of the public and health care providers; c)
immunization against hepatitis A and B; d) targeted interventions; e) screening
and testing for chronic hepatitis Band C and; f) epidemiologic investigations.
Counties are funded at varying levels and services may vary from county to
county depending on funding.
For the location of the health department site offering hepatitis vaccine and
testing nearest you, please refer to the Florida Hepatitis Resource Guide or
contact your local county health department for information on testing and
This page was last modified on: 08/20/2012 01:04:27