The Florida Department of Health in Suwannee County School Health Services are provided by a Health Department RN School Health Coordinator, an RN, an LPN and one School Health Aide. These staff supplement the health services provided by Suwannee County School District Staff. School Health Services include:
- Medication Administration
- Health Education
- Health Counseling
- Routine Health Screenings
- Nursing Consults with Students and Parents
- Assessments of Illnesses and Injuries
School Entry Requirements
Physical Exams - For first-time entry in Florida Schools (K-12) a physical examination within the past 12 months is required. Florida Statute (S.1003.22(1) F.S.), Florida Administrative Code (6A-6.024 F.A.C.)
Immunizations - Florida Certification of Immunization, Form 680 must be used for entry and attendance in Florida Schools. Florida Statute (S. 1003.22(4), F.S.)
2013-2014 School Entry Vaccination Requirements - Florida Administrative Code (64D-3.046, F.A.C.)
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 kindergarten 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 Wanda Crowe, RN, Nursing Director at (386) 362-2708.