2018 Back to school walk-in immunization clinics, information you must know

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Marion County — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will host the back to school immunization clinics beginning Saturday, July 21, in Ocala, located at 1801 Southeast 32nd Avenue.

Students entering kindergarten, attending, or transferring to a Florida public school need the following vaccines: four or five doses of DTaP (diptheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis); four or five doses of IPV (inactivated polio vaccine); two doses of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), three doses of Hepatitis B, one dose of Tdap (tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis) and two doses of Varicella. All students entering seventh grade must have a Tdap booster (tetanus-diptheria-acellular pertussis). College immunization requirements can vary; entering students should contact their schools to see what is required. More information about requirements can be found at www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/immunization/children-and-adolescents/ school-immunization-requirements/.

Marion County Residents can schedule appointments or attend as a walk-in client.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sat., July 21, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Wed., July 25, from 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Wed., Aug. 1, from 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 4, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and
  • Wed., Aug. 8, from 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

Residents who seek to have their children vaccinated will need to bring a government-issued photo ID and all immunizations and travel records. A parent, guardian, or individual who has power of attorney for medical consent must accompany anyone under age 18. A stepparent, grandparent, adult sibling of the minor, or an aunt or uncle can bring a minor child in for immunizations if they have written consent from the parent, legal guardian, or individual with power of attorney for medical consent; the parent/guardian/individual with power of attorney must be reachable via telephone in this situation.

For more information call 352-644-2695 or 352-644-2770.

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