FL Department of Health expects back to school rush for immunizations

Posted at 6:09 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 06:17:43-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Kids throughout Southwest Florida will soon head back to school, but school officials want to remind parents kids won't be allowed in class without the required immunizations.

Local county health departments are providing free vaccines for children entering school for the first time and eligible returning students.

Department of Health officials stress vaccines help develop immunity to many serious infections diseases by enabling the body to recognize and fight vaccine-preventable diseases.

The following vaccines are required for children entering preschool and grades K-12:

  • diptheria
  • tetanus
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • polio
  • varicella (chickenpox)
  • hepatitis B

CLICK HERE for Lee County School District requirements

CLICK HERE for Collier County School District requirements

CLICK HERE for Charlotte County School District requirements