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Exemption from Required Immunizations
Contact the Immunization Section
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A11
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1719
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Private health care providers may grant a Temporary Medical Exemption (TME), documented on the Form DH 680, Florida Certification of Immunization, for those who are in the process of completing any necessary immunizations. The TME requires an expiration date after which the exemption is no longer valid, and the immunizations must be completed before or at that time.
A Permanent Medical Exemption, documented on the Form DH 680, can be granted if a child cannot be fully immunized due to medical reasons. In this case, the child's physician must state in writing, the reasons for exemption based on valid clinical reasoning or evidence.
Form DH 681, Religious Exemption From Immunization, is issued if immunizations are in conflict with the religious tenets and practices of the child's parent or guardian. This exemption is issued by a County Health Department (CHD) and based on established religious beliefs or practices only.
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See the Immunization Guidelines: Florida Schools, Childcare Facilities and Family Daycare Homes for complete information on exemptions.
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