Skip Navigation
Health Services

Health Services

Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

Immunization Requirements for 2017 Pre-K Summer School Program

Students enrolling in the Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) for the first time, and it is their initial entry into a Florida School must present a record of a physical examination, completed within the last twelve months, and a Florida Certification of Immunization (Form DH 680) on file documenting age appropriate immunizations (those that complies with the minimal State of Florida requirements) as listed below.

4-5 doses DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis)
4 doses Polio (IPV or OPV)
2 doses MMR (measles-mumps-rubella)
3 doses Hepatitis B
2 doses Varicella (VZV)** or documentation of the disease, by a healthcare provider
4 doses Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB)
4 doses Pneumococcal conjugate (PVC13)*

NOTE:
*Effective January 1, 2012 PCV is required for children 0-59 months of age.
**Varicella vaccine is not required if there is a history of varicella disease (chickenpox) documented by a health care provider.

Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the last twelve months, and a current immunization record that complies with the minimal State of Florida requirements.

For students entering Kindergarten through 9th grade, the record must show that the student has met the minimal state requirements of:

4-5 doses DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis)
*4-5 doses Polio (IPV or OPV)
2 doses MMR (measles-mumps-rubella)
3 doses Hepatitis B
2 doses Varicella (VZV) or has had the disease as documented by a healthcare provider
1 dose Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) for 7th grade and up

*NOTE: if the 4th dose, or last dose, of polio (IPV or OPV) vaccine were administered prior to the 4th birthday, an additional dose of polio vaccine is required. The final dose of the polio series should be administered on or after the 4th birthday regardless of the number of previous doses. The Varicella vaccine (VZV) is not required if varicella disease (Chickenpox) is documented by a health care provider.

For students entering 10th through 12th grades, the record must show that the student has met the minimal state requirements of:

4-5 doses DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus)
+3-5 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: a 4th dose of polio (IPV or OPV) is NOT required if the 3rd dose was administered at age 4 years old or older, and at least 6 months after previous dose.

(7th- 12th) Three 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, and the HPV series. (The HPV vaccine has been approved for both males and females.)

(10th – 12th) 2 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 chickenpox disease we must receive documentation of disease, verified by a physician, 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.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

Sulphur Spring Health Center
8605 N. Mitchell, Tampa
(813) 307-8077
Schools
Search for School
Find a School
School Locator

Locate your attendance area school

School Locator