Disease prevention is the key to public health. It is always better to prevent a disease then to treat it. Vaccines prevent disease in people who receive them and protect
those who come in contact with unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. Additionally, vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact,
resulting in doctor's visits', hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents to lose time from work.
Immunizing individual children helps to protect the health of your community, especially those who are not immunized. People who are sick will be less likely to be exposed to disease
germs that can be passed around by unvaccinated children. Immunization also slows down or stops disease outbreaks.
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department provides immunizations to children and adults and provides other services that keep the community healthy.
Immunizing your child is an important key to keeping them healthy. Infants and children require immunizations to participate in many public services such as
public school and some day cares. Some children must be a certain age before they can receive a particular immunization. For a listing of immunizations that the
Brownwood/Brown County Health provide as well immunizations for children and adolescents please see the Immunization schedules below. The fee for children immunizations
is $15 per visit if the child has no insurance.
Adult Immunization (19+ years)
Adults should continue to keep themselves immunized throughout their life. The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department provides immunizations
for adults for a fee of $15 per shot. For a listing of immunizations as well as a schedule of when adults should be immunized please see the Adult
Immunization schedule below.
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department performs
Pregnancy Tests by appointment only. A pregnancy test may
also be required to qualify for the
WIC Program. The fee for this
service is $10.
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department Tuberculosis (TB) program provides Tuberculosis Skin Testing (TST) for various reasons. TST can
be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday and must be check or "read" 48-72 hours later. When TST are required following contact to known or
suspected TB disease they are free; for all other TST the fee for this service is $10.00. Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) and management
of TB disease is also available.
For additional information please visit the following websites:
CDC TB Information
Heartland National TB Center
Department of State Health Services TB Information
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department performs Sexually Transmitted Disease (limited) and HIV testing on a walk-in basis on Monday & Friday from 8-9 AM.
For all other days and times an appointment is necessary. The fee for this service is $25.
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine should be administered to all adults 65 years of age or older. Almost all recipients need only a single
dose of PPSV23. The fee for this service is usually $75.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department provides seasonal influenza vaccines in both injectable and mist form. You must be between the ages
of 2-49 to be eligible for the mist. The fee for this service varies due to availability of supplies but is usually around $20.
B-12 (w/ Doctor's Order)$8
Immunization Eligibility for Adults and Children
In order to be eligible for Immunizations an adult or child must meet one of the following criteria:
- is enrolled in Medicaid, or
- does not have health insurance, or
- is an American Indian, or
- is a patient who is served by any type of public health clinic and does not meet any of the above criteria, or
- is a patient who receives benefits from the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
- Does not have health insurance, or
- is underinsured.
Alternatively you may download and print the Eligibility forms.
Eligibility Screening Record
Adult Eligibility Screening Record
- Childhood Schedule
- Adolescent Schedule
- Catch-Up Schedule
- Adult Schedule
More detailed immunization schedules are available for download in PDF format below, or you can visit DSHS Immunization website.
Immunization program provides moderately complex identification, outreach, education, data entry, and follow up for the families
of children who are in IMMTRAC but who do not have complete immunization histories in the registry. This includes:
- Contacting families to complete immunization histories
- Resolving questionable matches in IMMTRAC
- Indentifying and recruiting new registry users at schools, hospitals, pediatricians, and other health care providers
- Promoting the registry
The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department serves as a Rabies Depot for multiple surrounding counties. The following items are required
- Complete copy of the Human Rabies Biological Payment Agreement and Surveillance Report.
- The patient's prescription must include the proper language ( Rabies Immune Globulin and Rabies Vaccine), as well as
the patient's weight. The prescription may be a faxed copy and can be signed by an M.D., D.O., F.N.P. or P.A. as long as they are authorized
to write prescriptions in Texas.
- A legible copy of the patient's or guardian's drivers license.
- A legible copy of the patient's complete insurance information (private, Medicaid, Worker's Compensation, etc) both the front and back of
The incident or bite must be reported to the local animal control officer.