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 7th grade; and
- Students entering, attending, or transferring into 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th 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).Board Policy regarding Physicals:
I. Students will be required to provide physical examinations based on the following policies. Sports physicals DO NOT meet this requirement.
A. Students in Grades PK and K who are entering school for the first time must present a physical examination that has been done within twelve (12) months of enrollment. This also applies to any student in Grades 1-12 entering school in Florida for the very first time.
B. Students in Grades PK-12 who are enrolling from another public or private school within the state of Florida have thirty (30) days from the date of enrollment to provide a copy of their original physical examination.
C. Students in Grades PK-12 who are transferring from out of state or out of the country have thirty (30) days from the date of enrollment to provide a copy of a physical examination that has been done within the last twelve (12) months.
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.