Back-to-School immunizations info | Health
Pasco County, Florida -- The Pasco County Health Department's Immunization Program is urging parents to have their children immunized for the upcoming school year.
Parents can visit the Pasco County Health Department Immunization Clinics or their health care provider to have their children vaccinated.
"We are excited to partner with Pasco County Schools this year to provide required 7th grade vaccinations at local middle schools during back to school orientation." says Carol Cummins, MSN, ARNP, Executive Community Health Nursing Director. "7th graders must submit proof of Tdap (Tetanus - diptheria - acellular pertussis) vaccination by the start of school and we hope this will help get the school year off to a smooth start."
This year, Tdap vaccination will be available free-of-charge at all Pasco County middle schools during secondary back-to-school orientation on August 14, 2012.
The State of Florida mandates that all incoming 7th grade students will need to submit proof of Tdap (Tetanus - diptheria - acellular pertussis) vaccination by the start of school. Representatives from the Pasco County Health Department will be on campus at all middle school locations during registration hours to provide the necessary immunization for any 7th grade student accompanied by parent or guardian.
If you have any questions about this program, please call the Pasco County Health Department at 727-861-5260, ext. 268 or you may contact the District Supervisor of Health Services at 727-774-2360 or 813-794-2360.
Please note that the Health Department immunizations clinics will be closed on August 14th in order to provide 7th grade vaccinations at the middle schools.
The Pasco County Health Department also offers free children's immunizations at the five clinics listed below.
Call for immunization times or to schedule an appointment:
*10841 Little Road New Port Richey, FL 34654 (727) 861-5250
*11611 Denton Avenue Hudson, FL 34667 (727) 861-5661
*13941 15th Street Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 521-1450
*4135 Land O'Lakes Blvd Land O'Lakes, FL 34639 (813) 558-5173
*4717 Airport Road. Zephyrhills, FL 33540 (813) 780-0740
Children must be accompanied by an adult relative or legal guardian to receive immunizations.
For more information on required childhood immunizations visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdPasco/Service_Brochures.html