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Hernando County school immunization and vaccine requirements

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

Pre-kindergarten

Measles vaccine (first dose, preferably MMR); hepatitis B series (three doses); Dtap (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); Dtap (four or five doses required); polio (three or four doses required); varicella vaccine or documentation of past chicken pox (grades K-1 require two doses of varicella).

Grade 6

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

Grades 7-12

Measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); Dtap (four or five doses); polio (three or four doses); hepatitis B series (three doses); Tdap (tetanus/pertussis) booster (one dose).

Fast facts

The Hernando County Health Department will provide back-to-school immunizations on Thursdays from Aug. 5 to Aug. 26 at its offices at 300 S Main St., Brooksville, and 7465 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. A parent or guardian must be present with identification and the child's current shot records. All recommended school vaccinations are free for children ages 18 and younger through the Vaccines for Children program. Information on childhood vaccinations is available online at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.

The Health Department will also offer Fast Track, an annual program designed to make getting back-to-school physicals quick and affordable, at the Spring Hill clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 10-12. The cost is $35, which can be paid by cash, check or credit card; no Medicaid, insurance or vouchers will be accepted. For an appointment, call (352) 540-6800, ext. 82299; callers should mention "Fast Track" when making an appointment or leaving a voice message.

Hernando County school immunization and vaccine requirements 07/31/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 10:54am]
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