There’s only two weeks left before school starts and the Health Departments of Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties are offering free immunizations shots. Students in Kindergarten and 7th-grade are required to have proof of vaccinations. Here’s where to go, and who to call:
IMMUNIZATIONS will be offered on the following dates and times:
INSIDE THE LAUDERHILL MALL
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
August 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18 & 19 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Thursday August 7 & 14 – 9:00am to 7:00pm
School physicals and religious exemptions will not be provided at the Lauderhill Mall. For information on school physicals and religious exemptions call (954) 467-4705.
Florida requires certain vaccines to be administered before children may enroll and attend childcare and school. For information on immunization schedules visit: www.immunizeflorida.com or call, (954) 467-4705.
In order to be vaccinated, each child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parent or legal guardian should remember to bring the child’s immunization records.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County provides free back-to-school immunizations to children between the ages of 2 months through 18 years of age. Please see the below clinic schedule for locations and hours.
West Perrine Center Little Haiti Health Center
18255 Homestead Avenue 300 NE 80th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33157 Miami, Florida 33138
Mon.- Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm) Mon., Wed. & Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm)
North Miami Clinic Downtown Clinic
14101 NW 8th Avenue 1350 NW 14th Street
North Miami, Florida 33168 Miami, Florida 33125
Tues. & Thurs. (8 am – 3:30 pm) Mon. – Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm)
If you need additional information, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Immunization Program at 786-845-0550.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
The 2014-2015 school year requires all students in grades 7 to 12 to have proof of one dose of Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine or have documentation from a provider of having chickenpox. These students also need proof of receiving one dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) Booster. All students in every grade should have received other vaccines like Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Polio and have an up to date form 680 on file as proof of receipt.
Florida Health Palm Beach County will be conducting immunization outreaches to help parents and children get vaccinated and their records up to date. In addition to immunizations being offered at the Health Centers throughout the county, outreaches with the immunization van include the following locations:
- Thur., Aug 7: Carver Middle School, 101 Barwick Rd., Delray Beach 9:30am-1pm
- Sat., Aug 9, Family Carnival, Village Academy, 400 SW 12th St. Delray Beach 9:30am-2pm
- Thur., Aug 14., Northmore Elementary, 4111 N. Terrace Dr., WPB 10am-1pm
- Sat., Aug 16, Redemptive Life, 2101 N. Australian, WPB, 9am-1pm
- Thur., Aug 21, Victory Baptist, 4601 Forest Hill Blvd., WPB, 10am-1pm
- Sat., Aug 23, Grace Episcopal Church, 3600 Australian Ave., WPB, 9am-noon
Health Centers are located in Delray Beach, Lantana, West Palm Beach, Jupiter and Belle Glade
There is no charge for children’s immunizations for those who meet qualifications through 18 years old. Information and appointments can be obtained by calling 1-855-438-2778, 561-625-5180 or on the web at www.flhealthpalmbeach.com
To make an appointment for vaccinations, call 809-5680 in Key West and the Lower Keys, 289-2708 in the Middle Keys and 853-7400 in the Upper Keys.
On August 15 and 18, DOH-Monroe plans to staff walk-in vaccination clinics at the Roth Building (50 High Point Road, Tavernier) and at the Ruth Ivins Center (3333 Overseas Highway, Marathon).
Hours are 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on August 15 (Friday) at Roth and 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. on August 18 (Monday) at Ruth Ivins.