At Spring Hill Pediatric Care we believe in routine vaccines as part of the preventative health care of your child. Despite controversial and unproven statements regarding both the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, they remain the most proven type of protection against serious, disabling, and life-threatening illnesses found commonly in society. We understand that pediatric vaccinations often come with questions, which is why we are happy to discuss any concerns during your child’s visit. Additionally, we provide informational handouts for all pediatric vaccines we recommend or administer.
It is also Florida state law that all children entering public school must meet the requirements regarding complete and current immunizations, not only for the safety of your child, but others as well. A great deal of colleges and universities will also require up-to-date immunizations before your child will be allowed to attend, especially if they will be residing in on-campus housing.
We follow the pediatric vaccine schedule that is based on the current recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP.
For vaccine schedules and current vaccine information statements, please visit:
Routine pediatric vaccinations available at our offices include, but are not limited to:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) – also known as DTap
- Inactivated poliovirus
- Measles, mumps, rubella – also known as MMR
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Meningitis (multiple strains)
- Pneumococcus/Pneumococcal Disease
- Influenza A and B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Please be aware that a number of vaccines require multiple visits or doses to provide optimum immunity. Failure to administer additional doses within a minimum time window may require re-starting the vaccination protocol from the first dose.
Additional Florida Specific Resources
Florida Department of Health in Hernando County – WIC – (352) 540-6800
Hernando County WIC Breastfeeding and Lactation Consultation – (352) 540-6924
To speak to someone about our Immunization schedule or if you have questions please contact us today.
Immunization forms are required when registering children for school for the first time. The forms are also usually requested upon entry of 7th grade to ensure all immunizations are up to date. Please contact us as soon as possible to arrange delivery of such forms. Out of respect for all patients and appointments, we ask that you allow our offices a minimum of 2 business days to complete requests for these forms.