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Immunizations needed for new students

Up-to-date immunizations are required for all new students as follows:

Pre-K: Measles vaccine (first dose, preferably MMR); hepatitis B series (three doses); DTP (four or five doses required); polio (three or four doses required); Hib (variable, depends on type of vaccine and child's age); varicella vaccine or documentation of history of chicken pox.

Grades K-5: Measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); hepatitis B series (three doses); DTP (four or five doses required); polio (three or four doses required); varicella vaccine or documentation of past chicken pox.

Grade 6: Measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); DTP (four or five doses required); polio (three or four doses required); hepatitis B (three doses).

Grades 7-12: Measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); DTP (four or five doses); polio (three or four doses); hepatitis B series (three doses).

Note: Hernando school district immunization rules require that students receive a Td or Tdap booster shot by seventh grade.

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If you go

To make an appointment for a school physical, call the Hernando County Health Department at (352) 540-6800.

Immunizations needed for new students 08/02/08 [Last modified: Saturday, August 2, 2008 11:23am]

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