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The Florida Department of Health requires 7th graders to have the following immunization:

Tdap (1 dose) Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis

You must show documentation of the Tdap before your child starts 7th grade.

Rising 7th graders should already have received the immunizations listed below:

  • MMR (2 doses)
  • Polio (4 doses)
  • DTP/DTaP (5 doses)
  • Hepatitis B Series
  • Varicella vaccine (2 doses) or signed proof of the disease

Immunizations are available from your private medical doctor or the local health department.  Take your child’s complete immunization record with you to obtain the vaccine. Contact the school office ahead of time to pick up your child’s immunization certificate.

Return the DH 680, Florida Certification of Immunization, to the school after each immunization visit.

Required Immunizations for School Entry

Your child must receive all of the required immunizations (shots) to attend school in Florida.  If your child does not have all of the required shots, you must arrange for your child to receive the remaining ones.

You should contact your child’s health care provider to receive the immunizations.  You may also call the Florida Department of Health in Polk County to have your child immunized.  You will need to call for location, days, and times when immunizations are available at 863-519-7910.  Immunizations are available at Health Department clinics in the following cities:  Auburndale, Haines City, Lakeland, and Bartow.

Please Note:

  • Immunizations required for school attendance are available at the Florida Department of Health in Polk County free of charge for children under the age of 19 that qualify.
  • When going to a clinic for vaccinations, take your child with you and a copy of his or her previous immunizations.
  • A permanent immunization certificate cannot be issued to you without a completed shot record.

The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.
Rev. 5/2016 (2016-17Immunization 6th Grade Parent Flyer and FDOH Clinics)