School Entry Health Requirements


Immunization Guidance and Compliance

"The Health Department monitors and reviews immunization requirements and advises schools about compliance."

FLDOHPBC, Immunization Compliance 

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Physical Examinations

(P-5.06 (A) and (F.S. 1003.22(1)

A school entry health exam is required for all students new to the District and in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 7th Grade, without an exemption.  Physical exams should be on Form DH3040 and provided to the school within 30 days of entry.  Out of state health exams may be accepted as long as they meet the same assessment requirements in Form DH3040.

Required Immunizations

(P-5.06)(B) and (F.S. § 1001.22(4) (5)

 A Certificate of Immunization (DH680) indicating compliance with the current required schedule of immunizations must be presented prior to admittance and/or attendance in school.  A religious exemption (DH681) obtained only from the Palm Beach County Health Department may also be presented.  Students who are homeless, transfers, or entering juvenile justice may be eligible for a 30 day exemption.  See FAC64D-3.046(4).

2017-2018 Immunizations Requirement for Grades K-12

 Type of Vaccine Pre-K* K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
DTaP/DT Series X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Tdap Booster X X X X X X
Polio Series X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X
MMR – 2 doses X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Hepatitis B Series X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Varicella – 2 doses X X X X X X X X X X
Varicella 1 dose X* X X X
Hib Series X

*Pre-K age 3-doses as indicated for age

Principals' Responsibilities Regarding Student Health

 Please refer to the SY 18 Bulletin that describes student health requirements in the school setting

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