Press Release: Florida Department of Health
Tallahassee—Entering 7th grade means getting new backpacks, laptops and shots. Shots? Yes, six-graders may be growing up, but they still need certain immunizations. To enter 7th grade, students need one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. The Tdap immunization is usually given to students when they are 11-12 years old.
The Florida Department of Health in Leon County will provide special immunization clinics during Spring Break Week, March 18-22, and on Teacher Planning Day, March 25. These free clinics, which target current 6th grade students, will take place at the Roberts & Stevens Clinic, 1515 Old Bainbridge Road. Appointments are needed for the special clinics listed below:
Monday, March 18th 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19th 8:00 a.m. – noon
Wednesday, March 20th 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 25th 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call the Florida Department of Health, Leon County Health Department Immunization Program Office at (850) 606-8020.
To receive a shot, children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Don’t Wait – Vaccinate!