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School Entry Health Requirements
 

No Shots, No School!

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

At the time of initial enrollment or registration, students entering a Florida school for the first time must provide:

  1. A “valid” physical examination that has been completed within the prior twelve months.
    a. Students who cannot provide proof of a valid physical examination must be excluded until they can provide the necessary information required on the Florida form DOH 3040.
    b. An appointment card from a local physician or clinic showing that a physical examination is scheduled to be completed at a later date is NOT acceptable.
  2. You can obtain physical examinations from your local physician, health care provider or clinic before registering your children.

PLEASE NOTE:
The Lee County Health Department does NOT provide school physicals.

Pre-K through 6th

  • 5 DTP/DTaP
    (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis)
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
    (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)
  • 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox)**
    o Either 2 varicella vaccinations OR
    o Medical documentation of the disease.
* KG only, final dose of Polio must be on or after 4th Birthday. If 4th dose administered prior to 4th Birthday, 5th dose required for KG entry.

** VARICELLA vaccine not required if history of disease (year) documented by healthcare provider.
 

Grades 7th through 12th

  • 5 DTP/DTaP
    (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis)
  • 4 Polio
  • 2 MMR
    (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 3 Hep B (Hepatitis B)
  • 1 Varicella° (Chicken Pox)**
  • Tdap 1 dose
    (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis)

°One Varicella dose required for attendance however, 2 doses recommended by ACIP.

** VARICELLA vaccine not required if history of disease (year) documented by healthcare provider.


 

The Florida Department of Health provides school age immunizations free of charge at:
 
DOH-Lee Michigan Avenue Clinic
3920 Michigan Ave, Ft. Myers, FL, 33916
(239) 332-9601 FAX (239) 332-9517
Walk-In Only
Mon-Thurs: 8 AM – 3:30 PM
Fri: 1 PM – 3:30 PM
*Schedule may change without prior notice.
 
Shots for Tots outreach clinic at this location (walk-ins only):
First Presbyterian Church
9751 Bonita Beach Rd.
Bonita Springs, FL
1st Tuesday of every Month
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

We also provide these immunizations at our 3 outreach clinics (walk-ins only):

LCHD - Pondella Clinic
83 Pondella Rd., N. Fort Myers
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
First Presbyterian Church
9751 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
1st Tuesday of the month
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
LCHD Lehigh Acres Clinic
5624 8th St West, Suite 106
1st Thursday of the month and 3rd Tuesday of the month
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 

PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD.

For more information concerning school immunization requirements, contact the Florida Department of Health in Lee County at (239) 332-9601.
For more information concerning school entrance requirements, contact the Lee County School District Student Assignment Office – Fort Myers (239) 337-8247, Cape Coral (239) 461-8447, and Lehigh Acres (239) 337-8347.

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  This page was updated on 2014-07-07 08:46:13.633.

 

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