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School Age Immunizations Available for Uninsured or Underinsured

By Renay Rouse

April 26, 2018

As the school year will soon be coming to an end, the FloridaDepartment of Health in Martin County is encouraging parents to begin planning now to ensure that their student’s immunizations are up to date prior to the start of school year in August.

#680 Forms:
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: Immunizations Page.

7th grade Tdap requirement:
Students who are entering the seventh grade are required to show proof of the Tdapbooster vaccine, which provides protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis on the #680 form. If students have already received the Tdap booster, parents should deliver the #680 form to their child’s school before August 13.

Vaccination Appointments:
To avoid the back to school rush, parents should contact their child’s pediatrician now to schedule an immunization appointment. The Health Department in Martin County is offering school age immunizations for children who are uninsured or underinsured. Call 772-221-4000 ext. 2242 to schedule an appointment.