In addition to the health exam, all students entering the M-DCPS system must present a Certificate of Immunization filled out by the student’s medical provider. The certificate of immunization will either be complete or temporary depending on the number and type of vaccines that the child has completed. Immunizations should be documented on a DH680 Florida Immunization certificate or a Florida Shots certificate of immunization. This form also becomes part of your child’s permanent health record. The principal will track this temporary certification and your child may be removed from school if he/she is not immunized by the time it expires.
If you object to immunization for religious reasons, you must complete a Religious Exemption Certificate (Form DH 681). Certain medical exemptions are also available from the student’s medical provider. Students who are not immunized should be removed from school during any communicable disease epidemic.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools adheres to the Centers for Disease Control’s immunization schedule. Vaccines protect your child from transmitting of becoming infected by virus or disease.
Effective 2015-2016 school year, all 7th grade students are required to have a Tdap booster and second Varicella. Students with expired immunizations risk being excluded from school. Please review and update your child’s immunization with your medical provider. If you need immunizations resources, contact The Children’s Trust Hotline at 211, or the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 786-845-0550.
On August 22, there will be a collaborative immunization outreach effort between Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and Community Health Centers across Miami-Dade County. To access locations in English, Spanish and Creole, please go to:
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