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School Immunizations Requirements

Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County
Immunization Requirements
School Year 2014-2015

Florida Certificate of Immunization, Form DH 680, is the only document that the schools are permitted to accept as proof of immunization.

(This form is available through Florida Health Palm Beach County- School Health Division, Florida Health Palm Beach County Health Centers, and other local medical providers).

Shots may be obtained through your local physician, local medical providers, Health Department Health Centers or Florida Health Palm Beach County Immunization Van traveling throughout the area.

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
Polio Series
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
Hepatitis B Series (Hep B)
Tetanus/Pertussis Booster (Tdap) 7th grade
Haemophilus influenzae type B (age appropriate)
Pneumococcal –children 2-59 months entering childcare

By the time a child starts school he/she should have already had all required immunizations. A physical is required for entrance to Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and those entering 7th grade.

Proof of the following are Required for New Students, Transfer Students And Entry To Some Grade Levels.

(Ages 3 & 4)


(DTaP)                            4 doses
5 doses
(4 if last dose given after 4th Birthday)  
Polio Series                    3 doses 3, 4 or 5 doses
(Kindergarten entry requires one
dose after 4th birthday)
(Hib)                           1-4 doses
(age appropriate) Haemophilus influenzae type B
Evidence of completion not required
(MMR)                            1 dose
2 doses (following 1st birthday)
May also be given as 2 doses of MMRV (Varicella)
(Hep B)                        3 doses
Hepatitis B
3 doses
Hepatitis B
(Chicken Pox)               1 dose
2 doses (grades k-6)
1 dose (grades 7-12) Exempt with provider documentation of having chickenpox
Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis Booster
1 dose 
(7th, through 12th grades)

Don't Wait Vaccinate!


(561) 840-4568     or   (TOLL FREE) 1-800-810-1225
See: Monthly Immunization Van Schedule

See: CDC for Immunization Schedule

See: CDC for Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccines & Immunizations For Specific Groups of People

See: "Information for Healthcare Providers"
 and on "School Guidelines."



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Immunization Van Schedule a pdf document


International Immunizations
(Overseas Immunizations)

Certain Immunizations are required for international travelers.

International Immunizations are provided at Lantana/Lake Worth Health Center.

Call to make appointment 
(Mornings, Monday - Thursday)

General Info
(561) 840-4568

See: CDC for information on travel to various countries.

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