The Florida Department of Health requires all incoming 7th graders to have the following immunization:
• Tdap (1 dose) Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis
Documentation of the Tdap vaccine is required BEFORE your child starts 7th grade (must be within 5 years). Your child will not be able to attend classes until this information has been provided to the school (on or before August 10, 2023). Your child will not receive their schedule at registration unless we have record of Tdap immunization. Current 6th graders should already have received the following immunizations:
• MMR (2 doses)
• Polio (4 doses)
• DTP/DTaP (5 doses)
• Hepatitis B Series
• Varicella vaccine (2 dose) or date of disease
You may want to take your child’s complete immunization record with you when you go to obtain the vaccine. Return the completed DH 680, Florida Certification of Immunization, to the school after your visit, so this information can be added to the electronic database. Immunizations are available from your private physician or local health department at the following locations:
PASCO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT LOCATIONS:
Health Department Location Address Phone Number Office Hours
Wesley Chapel – 33854 HWY 54 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (813) 780-0740 (Monday & Wednesday 8am-11am & 1pm-3:45pm)
New Port Richey – 10841 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654 (727) 619-0300 (Monday-Friday 8am-11am & 1pm-3:45pm)
Dade City – 13941 15th Street Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 521-1450 (Monday-Friday 8am-11am & 1pm-3:45pm)
Vaccinations for children are free if they are uninsured or vaccinations are not covered by insurance. No appointment is needed.
Please note all locations are closed the 1st Monday of each month.