Well Baby, Well Child & Sick Visits
Childhood is a critical period of growth and development and requires
special health care. Well baby and well child health includes periodic
physical examinations to evaluate for proper growth, screening for blood lead,
vision, hearing, motor skills, and special needs are assessed. Immunization
status is also determined.
It is essential that immunizations be administered on schedule
to ensure that children are protected from vaccine preventable childhood diseases.
Immunizations are very effective in preventing Measles, Mumps, Diptheria, Tetanus,
Hepatitis B, Rubella, Pertussis (whooping cough), and Polio. Required immunizations
are available to all children up through age 18. In addition, Florida
law requires all children be immunized before attending daycare or school.
All immunization records are reviewed by a school nurse prior to children entering
The Bradford County Health Department employs
Nurses and 3 school health aids to assist children in Bradford County Public
Schools. Please see our school health
section of this website for more information.