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Health Department offers school vaccination clinics this week in Vero, Gifford

VERO BEACH —  Indian River County Health Department and Gifford Health Center are offering special immunization clinics have been scheduled to prepare your child to meet the 2009-2010 school entry requirements for both kindergarten and seventh grade.

2009-2010 School Entry RequirementsPrior to entry, attendance, or transfer to Florida schools (kindergarten through 12th grade), each child shall have on file a Florida Certification of Immunization, DH 680, documenting the following:

Public/Non-Public Schools Kindergarten through 12th Grade – Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccineTwo or three doses of hepatitis B (hep B) vaccineThree or four doses of polio vaccineTwo doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine Two doses of varicella vaccine* for kindergarten and grade oneOne dose of varicella vaccine* for grades two through eight*Varicella vaccine is not required if there is a history of varicella disease documented by the healthcare provider

Additional Seventh Grade Requirement – In addition to compliance with all other required immunizations, children entering, attending, or transferring to the seventh grade in Florida schools must complete the following:Effective 2009-2010 One tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine

No appointments are necessary. Please remember to bring in your child’s immunization records (if they have never received immunizations at Indian River County Health Department or Gifford Health Center).

2009 SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION CLINIC SCHEDULE:

Wednesday – 1 to 4 p.m. at the Indian River County Health Department

Thursday – 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gifford Health Center

Friday – 1 to 4 p.m. at the Indian River County Health Department

 For more information, please contact Maryjo Sullivan at (772) 794-7478.

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