Disease Prevention
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.
A female nurse gives a smiling girl a vaccine.
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.

Disease Cost

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.


The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department provides immunizations to children and adults and provides other services that keep the community healthy.

Common Services

Children's Immunizations

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.

The fee for children immunizations is $14 per visit. Child must be uninsured or under insured. The child's shot record must be provided at the time of the visit.

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 $20 per shot. Adult must be uninsured. Private vaccine is also available. Those charges are assessed individually, considering the cost of the vaccine and small administration fee.

​Private Vaccine for Adults and Children

Individuals that do not qualify for the Texas Vaccine for Children or Adult Safety Net programs can purchase vaccines privately from the health department. 

DTaP $45
IPV $40
MMR $85
Varicella $150
Hep A Pediatric $55
Hep A Adult $85
Hep B $60
Tdap $45
Meningococcal $120

Pregnancy Test

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.

T.B. Test

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 checked or "read" 48-72 hours later.

When TST are required following contact to known or suspected TB disease, there is no charge. For all other TST the fee for this service is $20. Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) and management of TB disease is also available if ordered by a physician.

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The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department performs Sexually Transmitted Disease (limited) and HIV testing on a walk-in basis on Monday thru Friday during regular business hours. An appointment is preferred but not required. 
The fee for this service is $35.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department provides seasonal influenza vaccines.
The fee for this service varies due to availability of supplies but is usually around $25.

Adult Services

  • B-12 (w/ Doctor's Order) $10
  • Blood Pressure $3
  • Cholesterol $10
  • Glucose $10
Note: Adult Services can be performed on a walk-in basis but appointments are strongly preferred.

Helpful References

  • Texas Department of State Health Services
    Phone: 800-252-9152
  • National Hispanic Family Health
    Phone: 800-783-2645
  • National Immunization Program
    Phone: 800-232-2522