The end of the school year is here and it's a great time to beat the back to school vaccination rush.
The Florida Department of Health offers free immunizations for children ages 2 months through 12th grade.
Vaccinations for students entering Kindergarten (K) or any grade as a new student in the county:
- Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP Series) – Five doses
- Hepatitis B (Hep B Series) – Three doses
- Polio (OPV or IPV) – Four doses (the last one after age 4)
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) – Two doses
- Varicella – Two doses or a provider verification of Chickenpox disease history on Form DH680
In addition to the K-12 vaccines, students entering seventh grade must have:
- Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis booster (Tdap) – One Dose
Vaccinations and the DH 680 form is available through local medical providers, local physicians, or the Florida Department of Health (Palm Beach County Health Centers).
Vaccinations are available at five Palm Beach County Health Centers and the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Immunization Van. Click here for a list of dates and times for the van or call (561) 840-4568. Be sure to bring your child’s current immunization records when receiving vaccines.
Students entering Kindergarten, 7th grade or registering for school in Palm Beach County for the first time must receive vaccinations and provide a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680 form) to the school upon registration.
P-5.06 (B) and F.S. 1003.22 (4)
A Florida Certification of Immunization form DH 680 indicating compliance with the current required schedule of immunizations must be presented prior to admittance and/or attendance in school. A Certificate of Religious Exemption form DH 681 is obtained only from the Florida Department of Health (Palm Beach County Health Department) may also be presented. Students who are homeless, transfers, or entering juvenile justice may be eligible for a 30-day exemption. See FAC64D-3.046(4).