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Childhood Immunization Requirements

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

Florida Certificate of Immunization, Form DH 680 is the only document that the schools are permitted to accept as proof of immunization.

Kindergarten - 12th Grade

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTap) - 5 doses

  • Polio (OPV or IPV) – 3, 4 or 5 doses (the last one after age 4 for K)

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella - 2 doses (usually given as 2 doses MMR)

  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) - 3 doses

Kindergarten to 10th Grade

  • Varicella - 2 doses or provider verification of Chickenpox disease history on form DH 680

11th Grade - 12th Grade

  • Varicella - 1 dose or provider verification of Chickenpox disease history on form DH 680

7th Grade - 12th Grade

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis booster (Tdap) - 1 dose

Pre-K Programs (age appropriate doses as indicated)

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTap)

  • Polio (OPV or IPV)

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

  • Haemophilus Influenza type B (Hib)

  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)

  • Varicella (VZV)

Licensed Child Care Facilities and Family Day Care Homes

Children entering or attending Licensed Child Care Facilities and Family Day Care Homes shall have received as many of the following age-appropriate immunizations as are medically indicated in accordance with the current Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule:

  • Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTap)

  • Polio (OPV or IPV)

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella

  • Varicella

  • Haemophilus Influenza, type B (Hib)

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (Prevnar) for children age 2 to 59 months

  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) (Recommended)