“Back to School” It’s That Time Again - Up-to-Date Vaccinations Required For School Admission
August 03, 2018
The new school year is approaching, and many students are still in need of school supplies, school physicals and immunizations. “When you are getting your kids ready for the upcoming school year, make sure to include back-to-school vaccination appointments on your checklist. Vaccination also helps protect the health of classmates, friends, relatives, and others in our community” said Clint Sperber, Health Officer and Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County.
Making sure your children are vaccinated on time, is an important step toward ensuring their long-term health. Kindergartners, seventh graders, new and transferring students must provide proof of immunization to enroll in St. Lucie County Schools. Students leaving for higher education should check with their college or university to ensure they follow that school's immunization requirements.
A Florida Certificate of Immunization, Form DH 680, is the only document that St. Lucie County Schools are permitted to accept as proof of immunization. These forms can be obtained at the Florida Department of Health for a small fee or through your primary pediatrician.
DOH-St. Lucie is providing free immunization services for eligible children up to the age of 18 who are enrolled in elementary, middle or high school. School physicals are offered by appointment only, to schedule an appointment, call (772) 462-3800. Appointments are required.