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Immunization Requirements

Effective SY: 2011-2012

Florida Statute 1003.22 requires each child entering a Florida school for the first time to present a certificate of immunization from a licensed practicing physician or the county health department prior to entry into school. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students must have current immunizations and physical examinations before registration. Seventh grade students have five (5) school days to become compliant with immunizations or they will be excluded from school. Other students including children enrolling under emergency or homeless conditions will be allowed thirty (30) days from the registration date to present the certification requirement. All immunizations must be recorded on the Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680).

For Early Childhood Programs Only

Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Minimum Requirements

Sixth Grade Minimum Requirements

Seventh Through Twelfth Grade Minimum Requirements

School Entry Requirements for One or Two Doses of Varicella Vaccine for Grades Pre-K and K-12,
Florida 2008/2009 – 2020/2021

Beginning with the 2008/2009 school year, children entering kindergarten will be required to receive two doses of varicella vaccine. The light gray highlighted area below indicates the year the two-dose requirement becomes effective. Each subsequent year thereafter, the next highest grade will be included in the requirement. The black highlighted area indicates grades that fall under the one-dose varicella requirement. The one-dose varicella requirement started in the 2001-2002 school year.

Varicella vaccine is NOT required if there is a history of varicella disease documented by the healthcare provider in the space provided on the DH 680.

School Entry Requirements for Varicella Vaccine

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*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently recommends the tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccine be given in place of the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) booster to protect children against pertussis. The Tdap fulfills the Td requirement for entrance into 7th grade.

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