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Immunizations available now
The Florida Department of Health in Orange County provides back-to-school immunizations from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, at its Central Office, 832 W. Central Blvd., Orlando. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
“You can protect your children from vaccine preventable diseases all year round,” Dr. Kevin Sherin, director of the Department of Health in Orange County, said. “Parents should see every encounter, such as annual physicals, interim check-ups or sports physicals, as an opportunity to provide their children with any missing vaccines. Keep your children up-to-date on their immunizations and ready for school.”
Children should be accompanied by an adult family member or legal guardian to receive immunizations. If not, a notarized permission form, signed by the parent or legal guardian, must be presented before services are rendered. A copy of each child’s immunization record and government-issued, valid photo identification of the adult relative or legal guardian are required. Parents can avoid the lines and go directly to their primary care provider.
A certified DH 680 immunization form is required for school entry and is provided free once vaccinations are received. If a client only needs a DH 680 form, there is an administrative fee. Parents also can obtain this form at the child’s doctor’s office and the health department’s immunization clinics or medical records department if the child is already up-to-date on his or her immunizations, officials said.
To learn more, visit orchd.com.