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Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 School Year

Immunization Requirements for 2018 Pre-K Summer School Program

Students enrolling in the Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) and for whom it is their initial entry into a Florida school must present both a record of a physical examination completed within the last twelve months, and a Florida Certification of Immunization (Form DH 680) documenting age appropriate immunizations (compliant with Florida Statute Chapter F.S. 1003.22) 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 (K-12) who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present both a record of a physical examination completed within the last twelve months, and a Florida Certification of Immunization (Form DH 680) documenting age appropriate immunizations (compliant with State of Florida requirements) as listed below.

For students entering Kindergarten through 10th 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)

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. OPV doses given in other countries in or after 2016 will be counted as invalid in the FLSHOTS. Child will need to be revaccinated with 4-5 doses of IPV.
** Varicella vaccine (VZV) is not required if varicella disease (chickenpox) is documented by a health care provider.

For students entering 11th 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 Varicella (VZV)** or has had disease as documented by a doctor
1 dose Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

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.
** Varicella vaccine (VZV) is not required if varicella disease (chickenpox) is documented by a health care provider.

Additional Immunization Recommendations:

7th–12th grades - 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 (Men B & MCV 4), Hepatitis A series (Hep A), and the HPV series. The HPV vaccine has been approved for both males and females.

11th–12th grades - 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 chickenpox disease, we must receive documentation of disease verified by a health care provider.

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 (DOH), Hillsborough County Immunization Clinic (Sulphur Springs Health Center) for further information.

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

Sulphur Spring Health Center
8605 N. Mitchell, Tampa
(813) 307-8077

The DOH follows Recommendations and Guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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