Your child may not start the new school year if their shots are not up to date. Needed immunizations may be received through your child’s private doctor or at the Leon County Health Department. To schedule an appointment for immunizations at the Leon County Health Department call (850) 606-8020.
Evidence of a student's immunization history includes either a DH680 Form Florida Certification of Immunization signed by a medical professional, or an official permanent school record from any school in Florida transferred to the new school through the Florida System for Transferring Records.
Minimum Requirements for Entry
LCS Board Policies - IMMUNIZATION OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOL
Prekindergarten children are required to have the following vaccines:
- Polio vaccine (IPV)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
- Varicella haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (effective 1/1/2012 for children two (2) to fifty-nine (59) months of age)
Kindergarten - 12th
Documentation of the following immunizations and required doses for school entry K-12 include:
- Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTP)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis B series
- Varicella or Documentation of disease
Children entering, attending, or transferring to the seventh grade in Florida schools are required to complete one (1) dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap).
COVID-19 Vaccine (Strongly Recommended)
ALL students are HIGHLY encouraged to recieve the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and potential death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and are encouraged to continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
Read more detail from the CDC here:
How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine?
There are several ways you can look for vaccination providers near you in the United States.
- Visit Vaccines.gov to find vaccination providers near you. In some states, information may be limited while more U. S. vaccination providers and pharmacies are being added. Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Locations on Vaccines.gov.
- Text your ZIP code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near you in the United States.
Kindercare, the Learning Care Group, and YMCA are all offering free childcare to help you get vaccinated.
KinderCare: Free child care for appointments and recuperation. Call 1-866-337-3105 or visit kindercare.com/vaccine
Learning Care Group: Free child care for appointments and recuperation. Call 1-833-459-3557 or visit learningcaregroup.com/vaccine
YMCA: Free child care during vaccination appointments. Contact your local YMCA.
- Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Find out which pharmacies are participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
- Contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.
- Check your local news outlets. They may have information on how to get a vaccination appointment.