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Back to School Immunizations

By Renay Rouse

July 15, 2016

The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging parents and caregivers to be sure that their student’s immunizations are up to date for the coming school year.

Proof of certain immunizations, on a #680 form (Florida Certificate of Immunization), is required for school entry if a child is entering kindergarten, seventh grade or is moving to Florida from another state or country. Additional information about immunizations is available here: http://martin.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/immunizations/index.html

“We want all kids to start school on time, so we urge parents to schedule their immunization appointments now, before the back to school rush. If parents have already obtained the required vaccinations for their child, we ask that they turn in the 680 form to their school as soon as possible, so it can be processed prior to the start of the school year.” said Maureen Ryan, Assistant Director for Community Health.

Schedule appointments early:

Parents should contact their pediatrician to schedule an immunization appointment. The Health Department in Martin County is offering school age immunizations for uninsured or underinsured children. Call 772-221-4000 to schedule an appointment.