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Walk-in vaccinations offered

The Monroe County Health Department encourages adults age 19 and over to get a TdaP vaccination for protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

The latter can make infants gravely ill, so the best way to protect them is by vaccinating all adults, who can at anytime come in contact with babies.

The department holds walk-in TdaP vaccination clinics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. Or appointments may be scheduled by calling 305-809-5603.

Shots will be given regardless of ability to pay, but bring an insurance card or proof of income if possible.