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Immunization Requirements for Entry into Florida Schools

Students in Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who are coming into a Florida school for the first time must present a record of a immunization record (DH 680) and a physical examination completed within the last 12 months. The immunization record must show that the student has met the minimum state requirement. Immunizations are provided for free at the Health Department.

Immunization Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year Entry

For students entering Pre-Kindergarten*, Kindergarten*, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades, the immunization record must show that the student has met minimal state requirements for vaccines.

  • * 4-5 doses DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis)
  • * 4-5 doses Polio (Kindergarten)
  • 2 doses MMR (measles-mumps-rubella)
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • * 2 doses Varicella (chicken pox)

Immunization Requirements for Pre-Kindergarten

Students must submit an updated immunization record annually through Kindergarten and a school entry physical examination

(Age-appropriate doses as indicated)

  • Diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP)
  • Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)

Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten

Students must submit an updated immunization record annually through Kindergarten and a school entry physical examination

  • * KG — If the fourth dose of polio vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for kindergarten entry only.
  • * Varicella vaccine is not required if Varicella disease is documented by the health care provider.
  • 1 dose Tdap (tetanus- diphtheria- pertussis) for seventh grade
  • * An updated DH 680 form to include Tdap must be obtained for submission to the school.
  • ** The final dose of the polio series should be administered on or after the fourth birthday regardless of the number of previous doses.

For students entering ninth through 11th grades, the record must showthat the student has met the minimal state requirements:

  • 5 doses DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis)
  • 4 doses Polio (IPV or OPV)
  • 2 doses MMR< (measles-mumps-rubella)
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 1 dose Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • 2 doses Varicella (chickenpox) or has had the disease as documented by a healthcare provider

For students entering 12th grade, the record must show that the student has met the minimal state requirements:

  • 5 doses DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus)
  • 4 doses Polio (IPV or OPV)*
  • 2 doses MMR (measles, mumps rubella)
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B
  • 1 dose Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • 1 dose Varicella (chickenpox) or has had disease as documented by a doctor

NOTE:
Four vaccines which may not be mandated for your child’s grade level, but are recommended to be discussed with your physician, are meningococcal meningitis, hepatitis A series, Influenza and Human Papilloma Vaccine series. The HPV vaccine has been approved for both males and females.

12th grade, Two varicella vaccines are not mandated for your child’s grade level, but are recommended to be discussed with your physician. If a child has had the chicken pox disease, documentation (the year the child had the disease) as verified by a physician should be given to the school.

If you have private health insurance or Medicaid, contact your physician or health care provider. If you do not have private health insurance or Medicaid, contact the Florida Department of Health, Hillsborough County Immunization Clinic for further information.

Additional Immunization Recommendations:

MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE
Although not required, a dose of MCV4 is recommended for children and adolescents 11-18 years of age.
Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by bacteria. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2-18 years old in the United States. For those who have never gotten MCV4, a dose is recommended at high school entry but not required. Many colleges and universities require this vaccine.

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