State Requirements

 

Florida Statues 232.032 & 402.305, and Florida Administrative Code Rule 10D-33.088, mandate compulsory immunization as a prerequisite to school attendance. Updated information regarding NEW compulsory immunization requirements for school attendance.
Immunization **NEW CHANGES**

• By law, all students who are entering, attending, or transferring to a public school in Pre-kindergarten through 6th grade must have a completed Florida Certification of Immunization form DH680, Part A, B, or C, or a religious exemption form-DH 681. Please note that the Certification of Immunization, DH 680 form, can now be printed in white, blue or any color paper.

• Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, students entering, attending or transferring to the following grades for the first time (Pre-K, 5th, and 6th grades) in a Florida school will be required to have one dose of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.

• Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, students entering, attending or transferring to Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will be required to have two doses of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.

• The varicella vaccine is not required if the student has documented history confirming that he/she has previously been infected with varicella. In addition, students that have been retained in 5th grade must obtain two doses of the varicella vaccine or show documented history of a previous varicella infection.

• Students entering, attending, transferring, or being retained in the 7th grade will be required to be inoculated with the Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.

• The final dose of IPV (polio) vaccine must be administered on or after the student's 4th birthday for entry into Kindergarten. A 5th dose is required if the 4th dose was administered prior to the 4th birthday. Students in grades 1 through 6 do not have to be recalled if all 4 polio doses were administered prior to the 4th birthday.

• Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine is required for children from two months through 59 months of age.

• Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccination is required for public/private preschool from two months through 59 months of age. The number of doses required for Hib vaccination varies, depending on the child's age and type of vaccine received.

• Two valid doses of measles vaccination (MMR) are required for students enrolling in/attending Kindergarten through the 6th grades.

• The Hepatitis B (Hep-B) vaccine series is required for students enrolling in/attending pre-Kindergarten through the 6th grades.

• In accordance with the Florida Plan for School Health Services, all pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students must submit documentation verifying that a Students' Health Examination was performed within the 12 month period preceding initial entry into a Florida school. A completed Student Health Examination (DH 3040) Form, including proof of a Tuberculosis Clinical Screening and appropriate follow up if necessary, should be completed and signed by a licensed practicing health care provider, and presented to the school during initial registration.

If you need additional information, please visit the Comprehensive Health Services website: http://chs.dadeschools.net/immune_require.asp and click on the Health Requirements tab.

 


 

Letters Concerning the vaccines / Cartas relacionadas con las vacunas:

 

Letter to parents about vaccines (English)

Carta a los padres sobre las vacunas (Español)

Letter about 6th grade students (English)

Carta sobre los estudiantes de 6º grado (Español)