Under Florida law, parents must follow the document and immunization requirements listed below.
To enter kindergarten:
- 5 years old on or before Sept. 1
To enter first grade:
- 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and successful completion of kindergarten.
- Certified birth certificate (for kindergarten and first grade)
- Florida Certification of Immunization (Blue Form 680), completed by a Florida physician or by a Florida county health department.
- Certification of school entry health examination completed within one year of the date of enrollment
- Social Security Number
- Official documentation showing proof of legal residence of the school district attendance area.
- If student was enrolled in another school district, latest report card.
Immunization or exemption forms are available at physicians’ offices and public health departments.
Requirements to obtain Florida Certificate of Immunization:
- At least four doses of DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine with the last doses given on or after 4th birthday, otherwise, fifth dose needed
- At least 3 doses of polio vaccine with last dose given on or after 4th birthday, otherwise fourth dose needed
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine given on or after 1st birthday with a definite recorded date if the MMR vaccine was given before the first birthday or a definite recorded date is not listed for the MMR vaccine, revaccination is required. Kindergarten through 11th-grade students must present proof of two doses of measles vaccine, preferably MMR
- HIB (haemophilus influenza type B) vaccination for children under 5
- Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine unless child has documentation of history of varicella.
Immunization requirements for students entering, attending or transferring to 7th-12th grades:
- Second dose of measles vaccine, preferably MMR
- A recent tetanus diphtheria booster
- Hepatitis B vaccine series, three shots given over 4-to 6-month period.
Must begin school:
- All children who will be 6 years old by Feb. 1
Must stay in school: