Florida law requires that students must have on file a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH Form 680) or have an exemption on file at their school. To meet the requirements for a Florida Certification of Immunization, a child must have the following:
- At least four doses of the DTP or DtaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine with the last dose given on or after the fourth birthday (otherwise, a fifth dose is required);
- At least three or four doses of polio (IPV/OPV) vaccine with the last dose given on or after the fourth birthday (otherwise a fifth dose is required);
- The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine given on or after the first birthday with a definite recorded date. Proof of one dose is required for pre-school. Proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine is required for Kindergarten through 12th grade students;
- HIB (haemophilus influenza type b) vaccination for children under five years of age;
- Hepatitis B series is required to attend pre-school through 12th grade;
- Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or documented history of the disease is required to attend pre-school through 10th grade;
- A second dose of Varicella (chicken pox) is required for Kindergarten through 3rd grade; and
- Students entering, attending, or transferring into 7th,8th and 9th grade must have documented proof on a “Florida Certificate of Immunization” one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine. All other vaccinations should be complete.
The required immunizations are available at your child’s medical provider or the Duval County Health Department’s Immunization Center at 5222 North Pearl Street, (904-253-1420).
Florida laws authorize school officials to permit transfers of students who present proof of measles vaccination to attend school up to 30 school days until their records can be obtained UNLESS the student is transferring into a grade covered by a policy for two doses of the MMR vaccine and/or documentation of Hepatitis B vaccine series or Varicella. Students transferring into 7th, 8th and 9th grades require an additional proof of a recent Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine.