Don’t Wait – Immunize Now!

By: Leon County Health Department Release
By: Leon County Health Department Release

Students entering seventh grade must have on file at school documentation of one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap). The Tdap vaccine is typically given at 11 – 12 years of age.

Immunizations needed for school attendance may be received from your child’s private doctor or free of charge at the Leon County Health Department. During Preteen Vaccination Week, February 13 – 19, 2011, the Leon County Health Department will be providing a special extended hours immunization clinic for preteens needing immunizations for 7th grade entry. Appointments are strongly encouraged for this special immunization clinic. Please call
(850) 606-8020 to schedule an appointment for this clinic which will take place

Wednesday, February 16th, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Leon County Health Dept.,
Southside Clinic
872 W. Orange Avenue

Throughout Preteen Vaccination Week additional immunization appointments, starting as early as 7:30 a.m., will be available at the Leon County Health Department. To schedule an appointment, or for additional information, please call (850) 606-8020.

All children receiving immunizations through the Health Department must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. When taking your child for immunizations, please bring a copy of your child’s complete immunization record.

If your child already received the Tdap vaccine, please bring the necessary documentation -- the Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680 form) or the “blue card” -- to your child’s school as soon as possible.

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