Be In the Know: School Immunization Requirements

Get the shots your child needs to go to school on time.

Before attending school in Florida (kindergarten through 12th grade), every student is required to have a current Florida Certification of Immunization (Form DH 680) on file at the school documenting the following vaccinations:

Public/Non-Public Schools Kindergarten through 12th Grade:

  • Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
  • Two or three doses of hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine
  • Three, four, or five doses of polio vaccine*
  • Two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Two doses of varicella vaccine† for kindergarten and grades one through five
  • One dose of varicella vaccine† for grades six through twelve

* If the fourth dose of vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for kindergarten.
† Varicella vaccine is not required if varicella disease is documented by the healthcare provider.

Seventh Grade Requirements:

In addition to kindergarten through 12th grade requirements, students must have the following vaccinations:

  • One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in grades seven through eleven

Click on ImmunizeFlorida's School Entrance Requirements Flier (Spanish Version) or Tdap and Varicella Phase In Flier for additional information.

Florida School Immunization Requirements
2014-2015

Grade

*DTap Series

*Polio Series

MMR

2 doses

*Hepatitis B Series

Varicella

2 doses

Varicella

1 dose

Tdap Booster

Td or Tdap

K

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

1

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

2

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

3

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

4

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

5

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

6

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

7

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

8

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

9

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

10

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

11

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

12

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

  • *Number of doses will vary based on child’s age when receiving DTap, and Polio vaccine. 
    Documentation of at least one dose of polio vaccine given on or after the 4th birthday *requirement is 4 doses, with the following exceptions: 
                   - If 4th dose administered prior to 4th birthday, a 5th dose is required
                   - If 3rd dose is administered after 4th birthday, a 4th dose is not required
  • *Hepatitis B vaccine doses are determinant on the child’s age and the formulation received.
  • Varicella vaccine is not required if there is a history of Varicella disease (Chicken Pox) documented by a healthcare provider.
  • Each subsequent school year the next highest grade will be included for the following immunizations:
                    Varicella – 2 doses       
                    Varicella – 1 dose        

The Okaloosa County Health Department can provide these vaccinations at no charge, or you can go to your private health care provider.

   

Immunizations

 Health Department Immunization Hours  
Fort Walton Beach Location  
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Closed 3rd Tuesday of each month.) 7:30 am - 10:30 am
 Tuesday 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
 Monday & Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Crestview Location  
 Thursday 7:30 am - 10:30 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

For more information about immunizations,call (850) 245-4342 or visit www.ImmunizeFlorida.org.

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