The Okaloosa County School District provides Kindergarten classes at all of our elementary schools. The classes follow the regular (all day) class schedule for the elementary schools, using the standard state curriculum.
Before attending school in Florida (kindergarten through 12th grade), every student is required to have a current Florida Certification of Immunization (Form 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
The Okaloosa County Health Department can provide these vaccinations at no charge, or you can go to your private health care provider.
Health Department Immunization Hours
|Fort Walton Beach Location|
|Monday||7:30AM - 3:30PM|
|Tuesday||7:30AM - 5:00PM|
|Wednesday||7:30PM - 3:30PM|
|Thursday - Sunday||Closed|
|Thursday ONLY||7:30AM - 3:30PM|
- No vaccines administered from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm daily.
- Availability may be limited during peak times.
- Immunizations will be available by appointment only between July 1 - September 1
- Appointments for BOTH locations can be made by calling 850.833.9246.
Medical Physical Exams, 1003.22 F.S.
Florida statutes require that each school aged child upon initial entrance into a Florida public school must present certification of a school entry medical examination performed within the twelve (12) months prior to enrollment in school. Without such certification, a medical appointment slip from a licensed physician signifying that the child will have the physical exam within thirty (30) school days must be presented to the school. If no evidence of a medical physical exam is present, the principal will exclude the student until documentation is presented. A child shall be exempt from the requirements upon written request of the parent or guardian of such student stating objections on religious grounds. A form certifying the same may be obtain in the school office and must be entered into the child’s record.
- Florida Health Immunization Services
- ImmunizeFlorida's School Entrance Requirements
- ImmunizeFlorida's Tdap and Varicella Phase In
- Kindergarten Registration