The Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County School Health Services are provided by a Health Department RN School Health Coordinator, an LPN and two School Health Aides. School Health Services include:
- Medication Administration
- Health Education
- Health Counseling
- Routine Health Screenings
- Nursing Consults with Students and Parents
- Assessments of Illnesses and Injuries
- 4th through 6th Grade Puberty Classes
- 7th through 8th Grade Abstinence Education Classes
School Entry Requirements
Physical Exams - First time entry in Florida Schools (K-12) must have physical examination within past 12 months.
Immunizations - Florida Certification of Immunization, Form 680 must be used for entry and attendance in Florida Schools.
2013-2014 School Entry Vaccination Requirements
Public/Non-Public Schools Kindergarten through 12th Grade:
- Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP vaccine)
- Two or three doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B vaccine)
- Three, four or five doses of polio vaccine*
- Two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
- Two doses of varicella vaccine † for kindergarden and grades one through five
- One dose of varicella vaccine † for grades six through twelve
* If the fourth dose of vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for kindergarten.
† Varicella vaccine is not required if varicella disease is documented by the healthcare provider.
Seventh Grade Requirements:
In addition to kindergarten through 12th grade requirements, students must have the following vaccinations:
- One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in grades seven through eleven
For more information about our School Health Programs contact Melissa Pearson, RN School Health Coordinator at LHS Clinic (386) 294-4175 or at the LES Clinic (386) 294-4240.