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6th Grade Immunization 2015

By Paul Butler

March 11, 2015

6th Grade Immunization 2015 

Florida Department of Health in Lake County begins 6th grade
Immunizations Program at Area Schools
 
Lake County – The Florida Department of Health in Lake County in collaboration with the Lake County School Board will be offering immunizations at the following schools for students who will be entering 7th grade in the 2015/2016 school year:
 
                                                       Oak Park Middle                                 Tuesday, March 17th
                                                       Carver Middle                                     Thursday, March 19th
                                                       Clermont Middle                                 Tuesday, March 24th
                                                       Mt. Dora Middle                                  Thursday, March 26th
                                                       East Ridge Middle                               Tuesday, April 7th
                                                       Eustis Middle                                      Thursday, April 9th
                                                       Cecil E. Gray Middle                             Thursday, April 16th
                                                       Spring Creek Charter School                 Tuesday, May 5th
                                                       Lake Academy Leesburg                      Tuesday, May 5th
                                                       Tavares Middle                                   Tuesday, May 12th
                                                       Umatilla Middle                                   Tuesday, May 19th
                                                       Windy Hill Middle                                 Thursday, May 21st
                                                       Lake Academy Eustis                            Friday, May 22nd
                                                       Lake Hills                                            Friday, May 22nd
                                                       Imagine Schools of South Lake              Friday, May 22nd
   
Parents of 6th graders will receive information and required documentation in the mail from the Florida Department of Health in Lake County.  All vaccines are offered at no cost and parents are required to complete, sign and return all documentation to the school in order for their child to be vaccinated. 
 
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County School Health team will provide the following required vaccinations:
            • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
            • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
            • Polio
            • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
            • Varicella (Chickenpox)
Although not required, an additional vaccination, Meningococcal, is recommended for the prevention of bacterial meningitis.  We encourage parents to come to one of our Health Centers at a later time to obtain additional information and get their child vaccinated.
 
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following receive the Meningococcal Vaccine: 
            • All children 11 – 18 years of age
            • Unvaccinated children at entry to high school
            • All college freshman living in a dormitory
“The school-based immunization program is very convenient for parents since all they have to do is review the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) and sign and return the permission (consent) forms to their child’s school.  Parents won’t have to miss work for the purpose of getting their child vaccinated in order to meet the 7th grade immunization entry requirements.  It is just that simple so beat the summer rush and vaccinate now,” states Genet Exalien, Nurse Program Specialist.
 
A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Immunizations is available for parents at the CDC’s website by either downloading and printing a free copy or requesting a free booklet, which features children’s drawings to assist in educating the entire family.  For more information regarding the CDC’s National Immunization Program visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents  or call 800-CDC-INFO or contact the Florida Department of Health in Lake County at 352-771-5500 or visit our website at http://lake.floridahealth.gov/.
 
   
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