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Vaccine Requirements

For K-12 children enrolling, attending or transferring to Florida schools, both public and non-public, required vaccines include:

  • 4 or 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP)

  • 4 or 5 doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)

  • 2 doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B)

  • 1 tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap)

  • 2 doses of Varicella (kindergarten effective with 2008–09 school year, then an additional grade is added each year thereafter). Varicella vaccine is not required if there is a history of varicella disease documented by the health care provider.


An additional immunization required for 7th grade entry:

Effective with 2009–10 school year (then an additional grade is added each year thereafter), in addition to compliance with all other immunization requirements, children entering, attending or transferring to the seventh grade in Florida schools must complete the following:

  • 1 tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap)


Children without proper vaccinations for school can get them at their medical provider or at two walk-in health department immunization clinics in north and south Jacksonville:

  • North Pearl Immunization Center, 5220 North Pearl St., 32208 (904-253-1420)

  • South Jacksonville Immunization Center, 3225 University Blvd. S., 32216, (904-253-1140)



State of Florida School Entry Form

Vaccine Exemptions

JXC recognizes all Florida vaccination exemption policies which can be found in the Florida Department of Health's Immunization Guidelines.

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