With less than a month remaining before students return to the classroom on August 15, the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) is reminding parents that children must be up-to-date with their immunizations in order to attend school.
Students entering the seventh grade must have proof that they have received the Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).
Children over the age of 4 who are entering Pre-k or kindergarten must have completed their 4-year-old shots.
Children entering Florida schools for the first time are also required to have a physical.
The health department offers vaccinations on a walk-in basis at all three clinic locations.
Immunizations are free for children through the age of 18.
Parents are requested to bring a copy of their child’s shot record, and any insurance cards, with them to the clinic. School physicals are also available by appointment at the Milton and Midway clinics for a fee of $55.
For more information on vaccination requirements visit http://santarosa.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/wellness-programs/immunizations/index.html . To make an appointment for a school physical, contact the Milton location at (850) 983-5200, ext. 107.
Health Dept. Clinic hours through Aug. 15
5527 Stewart Street, Milton
July 25 and 28 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
August 1 and August 4 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
August 8 and August 11 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
August 12 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
5840 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze
July 26 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
August 2 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
August 9 – 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.