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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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School Enrollment

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This page is intended to help parents find the health requirements related to student enrollment in Florida's schools.  The Florida Department of Health provides requirements for school entry examinations, immunizations, and school health programs.  Other requirements for school entry can be found through the Florida Department of Education or the local school district.

School Entry Health Examination

Students in grades prekindergarten through twelfth grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a school entry health examination completed within one year before enrollment. The school entry health exam, completed and signed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical exams in the United States, should be taken to the child's school upon enrollment. Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that Florida's standardized School Entry Health Exam form (DH3040-CHP-07/2013) be used to document completion of a physical examination. A form signed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical exams in the United States that indicates the results of the components included in School Entry Health Exam form (DH3040-CHP-07/2013) is also acceptable.

For students transferring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would also be acceptable, if performed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical exams, and completed within one year before enrollment.

Florida Certification of Immunization

The Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH 680, must be used to document the immunizations required for enrollment and attendance in Florida schools. These forms are not available to the public and must be completed by a licensed Florida physician or advanced practice registered nurse or a Florida county health department. It is recommended that parents obtain a copy of the child's complete immunization history before leaving the current state of residence. The Florida county health department or other Florida health care provider will need this immunization history for entry into Florida SHOTS immunization registry. The certified Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH 680 is then printed from SHOTS for the parent to bring to school for school enrollment. Additional information regarding immunizations required for school attendance is available at the Florida Immunization Program website under the following headings:

County Health Departments and Local Health Clinics

Contact the to find the county health department immunization clinic, federally qualified health center or community health center location closest to your child's new home.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding local educational requirements may be found at the following web site:

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