Requirements for School Attendance 2018-2019
A school physical, signed or stamped by a licensed examiner and dated within one year prior to registration,
is required for each student initially entering a Florida school.
- All immunization dates must be on Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH680)
- All Department of Health Centers listed below provide free childhood immunizations
- For immunization information, contact your physician or the Department of Health in Pinellas
Clearwater Center Pinellas Park Center Tarpon Springs Center
310 North Myrtle Ave. 6350 76th Ave. N 301 South Disston Ave.
(727) 469-5800 (727) 547-7780 (727) 942-5457
Mid-County Center St. Petersburg Center
8751 Ulmerton Rd. 205 Dr. MLK St. N.
(727) 524-4410 (727) 824-6900
2018-2019 State of Florida School Entry Immunization Requirements
Kindergarten & Grades 1st – 6th
Grades 7th – 12th
Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP/DTaP) vaccine or age-appropriate tetanus vaccines 1
4 – 5
3 – 5
3 – 5
Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) 2
Hepatitis B vaccine (Hep B) 3
2 – 3
Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) 4
3 – 4
3 – 5
3 – 4
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Varicella vaccine (Chickenpox)
7th – 10th : 2 doses
11th – 12th : 1 or 2 doses
1 A fifth dose of DTP/DTaP is required if the fourth dose was administered prior to the 4th birthday. If the fourth dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday, a fifth dose is not required. Students who began immunizations after age seven should receive a total of two doses of Td vaccine, and one dose of Tdap vaccine.
2 The State of Florida requires students entering 7th grade to have received a Tdap (tetanus- diphtheria- pertussis) prior to attending class. A Tdap should be administered regardless of the interval since the last tetanus- or diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccine.
3 Students are required to have three Hep B immunizations if the series was started at birth. A two-dose series is available for adolescents 11 – 15 years of age if needed.
4 For incoming KG only: A fifth dose of poliovirus is required if the fourth dose was administered prior to the 4th birthday. If the third dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday, a fourth dose is not required.
5 Pre-K students are required to have Hib immunization. Numbers of doses depend on type of vaccine and student’s age.
The 2018-19 school year begins on August 13, 2018. Prepare now!
Have your child seen for an annual health exam and review their immunizations.
For additional information, contact your school nurse or Pinellas County School Health Services at 588-6320