Orange stu­dents need sev­eral vac­cines for school

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE -

The Orange County health de­part­ment gave 2,530 school vac­cines to more than 1,000 clients be­tween ages 2 months and 18 years dur­ing a Back to School Im­mu­niza­tion event dur­ing the last week of July.

If your child still needs school-re­quired vac­cines and/or the 680 form, call your health provider or the health de­part­ment at (407) 858-1444 to make an ap­point­ment.

The im­mu­niza­tion ser­vices at the health de­part­ment are free for el­i­gi­ble, schoolage chil­dren 18 and younger. There’s a small fee for the 680 form.

To en­ter grades K through 12 in Florida, kids need the fol­low­ing vac­cines:

Four or five doses of Diph­the­ria-tetanus-acel­lu­lar per­tus­sis (DTaP)

Four or five doses of In­ac­ti­vated po­lio vaccine (IPV)

Two doses of Measles­mumps-rubella (MMR) Three doses of Hepati­tis B One Tetanus-diph­the­ri­aa­cel­lu­lar per­tus­sis (Tdap) Two doses of Vari­cella Stu­dents en­ter­ing col­lege should check with health ser­vices at their schools re­gard­ing im­mu­niza­tion re­quire­ments.

For a list of vac­cines re­quired for day­care and preschool, visit im­mu­nize florida.org.

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