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).

School Entry Requirements for Varicella Vaccine

1 Dose   2 Doses  
Grade 2009
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PK 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose
KG 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
1 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
2 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
3 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
4 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
5 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
6 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
7 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
8 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
9 No Doses 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses 2 Doses
10 No Doses No Doses 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses 2 Doses
11 No Doses No Doses No Doses 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 2 Doses
12 No Doses No Doses No Doses No Doses 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose 1 Dose

Screenings

  • Florida state statute 381.0057 mandates school districts to provide health appraisals for the identification and management of actual or potential health problems which include but are not limited to nursing assessments, vision, hearing, scoliosis, and growth and development screenings. The purpose of the screenings are not to diagnose, but to separate those screened into two groups, those with no apparent problem and those who need further evaluation to determine if treatment is necessary. Screenings will be conducted within the first semester of the school year. Students enrolled in 1st, 3rd and 6th grades will be screened for growth and development (body mass index). Students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 6th grades will be screened for vision deficiencies; students in Kindergarten, 1st and 6th grades will be screened for hearing deficiencies; and 6th graders will also be screened for scoliosis.

    The possible identification of deficiencies during the screenings will result in a referral letter to parents requesting further investigation by a licensed medical professional. It is the parents' responsibility to follow through on the referral process.

    If the well being of the child is at stake, and if repeated contacts with the parent fail to produce a response, the case may be referred to a Charlotte County Public School Social Worker for review.