All students must have the current “Florida Certificate of Immunization” (DH 680 form) as required by the State of Florida. Some Immunization Certificates can be obtained directly from the Florida Shots website. For immunization review or updates, you can go to your doctor/medical provider or the health department. Remember to take a copy of all immunizations records with you.
Parents have a right to exclude their student if immunizations are in conflict with the religious tenets and practices of the child’s parent or guardian. This requires a medical exemption form (issued by the County Health Department) to be submitted to the school registrar.
Private healthcare provider may grant permanent medical exemption if a child cannot be fully immunized due to medical reasons.
All students entering a Florida public school must have a physical exam. The Department of Health (DH3040) is the preferred form, but a similar form from the doctor’s office (Florida or out of state) can be used if it contains a complete review of body systems.