Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco County Health Department helps students keep immunizations up to date

Haven't made the appointment for those required immunizations? Then now's the time to hurry up and get on the phone to your family physician or the Pasco County Health Department.

The Health Department offers free children's immunizations at the five clinics listed below.

Call for immunization times or to schedule an appointment:

• 10841 Little Road, New Port Richey, (727) 861-5250.

• 11611 Denton Ave., Hudson, (727) 861-5661.

• 13941 15th St., Dade City, (352) 521-1450.

• 4135 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes, (813) 558-5173.

• 4717 Airport Road, Zephyrhills, (813) 780-0740.

Children must be accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian to receive immunizations. A copy of each child's immunization record and photo identification of the adult relative or legal guardian are required.

Required immunizations for Pasco County students:

(Note: The immunization record must show that the student has met the minimum state requirements. For information on required childhood immunizations, visit http://tinyurl.com/pasco-immunizations)

Pre-K

• Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine, polio vaccine, MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella).

• Hepatitis B vaccine, varicella vaccine (or date of disease), Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccine.

• Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (Prevnar) (Effective Jan. 1, 2008, for children age 2 to 59 months).

Kindergarten, first and second grade

• 4 of 5 doses of diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine.

• 3 of 5 doses of polio vaccine.

• 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

• Hepatitis B (2-3 doses)

• 2 doses of varicella vaccine or date of disease (year) as verified by parent or health care provider.

Grades 3-6

• 4 of 5 doses DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus).

• 3 of 5 doses polio vaccine.

• 2 doses MMR (measles, mumps, rubella).

• Hepatitis B (2-3 doses).

• 1 dose of varicella vaccine or date of disease (year) as verified by parent or healthcare provider.

Grades 7-12

• 4 of 5 doses DTaP.

• 3 of 5 doses polio vaccine.

• 2 doses MMR.

• Hepatitis B (2-3 doses).

Grades 7-8

• 1 dose Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis).

Grades 9-12

• 1 dose Td (tetanus, diphtheria) or Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis).

Grades 7-12

• 1 dose varicella or date of disease (year).

Recommended adolescent vaccination

• Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4).

Immunization waivers

Students who are enrolling, and who have previously attended school in Florida, are granted a 30-day period for their previous records to arrive. Schools will have them complete a "30 day waiver" form.

Parent or guardian signs a statement that they agree that when the records from the other school arrive, if the information in the record is incomplete, they will get the needed immunizations for their child.

Note: 30-day waivers are not applicable for first-time enrollees (ie: kindergarten or prekindergarten) or grade 7.

Homeless students are the only exception to this rule. Florida statute gives homeless students a 30-day grace period to comply.

Physicals

A physical exam report completed within one year prior to enrollment is required for any student who has never attended school in Florida in the past, such as kindergarten and out-of-state transfers.

Homeless students are the only exception to this rule. Florida Statute gives homeless students a 30-day grace period to comply.

A physical exam can be from any state in the United States. It should:

• Include components of a general health examination.

• Be completed and signed by any licensed health professional: doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, physician's assistant, advanced registered nurse practitioner or chiropractor.

• Be within one calendar year prior to enrollment.

Pasco County Health Department helps students keep immunizations up to date 07/31/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 3:23pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. What you need to know for Thursday, May 25

    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.

    To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set up an undercover operation. They created their own alligator farm, complete with plenty of real, live alligators, watched over by real, live undercover wildlife officers. It also had hidden video cameras to record everything that happened. That was two years ago, and on Wednesday wildlife officers announced that they arrested nine people on  44 felony charges alleging they broke wildlife laws governing alligator harvesting, transporting eggs and hatchlings across state lines, dealing in stolen property, falsifying records, racketeering and conspiracy. The wildlife commission released these photos of alligators, eggs and hatchlings taken during the undercover operation. [Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]
  2. Trigaux: Amid a record turnout, regional technology group spotlights successes, desire to do more

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG — They came. They saw. They celebrated Tampa Bay's tech momentum.

    A record turnout event by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, held May 24 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, featured a panel of area tech executives talking about the challenges encountered during their respective mergers and acquisitions. Show, from left to right, are: Gerard Purcell, senior vice president of global IT integration at Tech Data Corp.; John Kuemmel, chief information officer at Triad Retail Media, and Chris Cate, chief operating officer at Valpak. [Robert Trigaux, Times]
  3. Take 2: Some fear Tampa Bay Next transportation plan is TBX redux

    Transportation

    TAMPA — For many, Wednesday's regional transportation meeting was a dose of deja vu.

    The Florida Department of Transportation on Monday announced that it was renaming its controversial Tampa Bay Express plan, also known as TBX. The plan will now be known as Tampa Bay Next, or TBN. But the plan remains the same: spend $60 billion to add 90 miles of toll roads to bay area interstates that are currently free of tolls. [Florida Department of Transportation]
  4. Hailed as 'pioneers,' students from St. Petersburg High's first IB class return 30 years later

    Education

    ST. PETERSBURG — The students came from all over Pinellas County, some enduring hot bus rides to a school far from home. At first, they barely knew what to call themselves. All they knew was that they were in for a challenge.

    Class of 1987 alumni Devin Brown, from left, and D.J. Wagner, world history teacher Samuel Davis and 1987 graduate Milford Chavous chat at their table.
  5. Flower boxes on Fort Harrison in Clearwater to go, traffic pattern to stay

    Roads

    I travel Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater often and I've noticed that the travel lanes have been rerouted to allow for what looks like flower boxes that have been painted by children. There are also a few spaces that push the travel lane to the center that have no boxes. Is this a permanent travel lane now? It …