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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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School Health

Fl Dept of Health in Martin County

 Appraise, Protect, and Promote the Health of Students.

Our School Health Nurses work in the Martin County Schools promoting student health through prevention, early intervention and treatment or referral for acute or chronic health problems.

Our nurses enhance health in the schools and community by providing health record reviews, health appraisals, nursing assessments, vision, hearing, scoliosis, growth and development screenings, health counseling, referrals and follow up of suspected or confirmed health problems, as well as emergency health services if on campus.

The School Health Nurse is an invaluable partner in ensuring that students are healthy, safe and ready to learn. They also provide education to school staff regarding the care of the chronically ill child, such as asthma, diabetes and life threatening allergies, in the school setting.

Immunizations for School Age Children:

Proof of vaccinations, on form #680 is required for entry into school.

2017–2018 School Entry Requirements:

Before attending school in Florida (kindergarten through 12th grade), each child must provide a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680 form), documenting the following vaccinations:

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

  • Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
  • Three doses of hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine
  • 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 eight
  • One dose of varicella vaccine+ for grades nine through twelve

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 twelve
  • An updated DH 680 form to include Tdap, must be obtained for submission to the school

* If the fourth dose of vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for kindergarten entry only.

+Varicella vaccine is not required if varicella disease is documented by the health care provider.

For more information, call 850-245-4342 or visit: Immunize Florida

School Guidelines Flyers 2017/18 School Year:

School Entry Requirement Flyer - English
School Entry Requirement Flyer - Spanish
School Entry Requirement Flyer - Creole

For more information on the State of Florida School Health Nurses website, please visit School Health.

Children’s Services Council in Martin County