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Don't delay - Get back-to-school immunizations today

By Stefany Strong

July 15, 2015

For immediate release
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DON’T DELAY. GET BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS TODAY
REMINDER FOR PARENTS

DAYTONA BEACH - The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County encourages parents to get their school aged children vaccinated now instead of waiting until school starts.

“Lines are typically longer if you wait until just before school starts to get your children immunized,” said Ron Rondeau, interim administrator, Florida Department of Health in Volusia County. “Our immunization nurses are prepared to provide back to school shots for children entering kindergarten and 7th grade as required by law. Immunizations protect our children and our entire community from disease, illness and death.”

Immunizations are offered at the following DOH-Volusia locations during regular immunization hours and extended hours in August:

1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach
931 N. Spring Garden Avenue, DeLand
3151 Howland Boulevard, Deltona
717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach

Children who are entering kindergarten are required to have immunizations for school entry. The Florida Department of Health and Department of Education require all students entering 7th grade to have a Tdap booster (adult strength tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. An updated Florida certification of immunization DH 680 form must be presented to the school before children can receive a schedule or enter school on the first day of classes.

New and transferring students, kindergarten students, and those entering seventh grade will need to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrollment. Returning students should have already completed the required shot series. Parents are encouraged to review all records. Parents are encouraged to bring shot records with them.

For more information and immunization hours, please visit www.volusiahealth.com