Florida Statues 1003.22
The Florida Department of Health has 2 requirements for attendance in Florida schools. These requirements include an updated Form 680 Florida Certificate of Immunization and a School Entry Health Examination.
The first requirement concerns immunization regulations for students entering any Florida school. Each student must have a Florida Certification of Immunization, Form DH 680, which is used to document the immunizations required for entry and attendance in Florida schools. These forms are not available to the public and must be completed by a healthcare practitioner participating in the Florida State Health Online Tracking System (Florida SHOTS), the statewide immunization registry. Most Pediatricians and the local Health Department can complete this form. It is recommended that parents/guardians obtain a copy of the child’s complete immunization history before going to the county health department or pediatrician’s office.
Students who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. The exam record is required prior to the first day of school. Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that a Florida’s Standardized School Entry Exam form (DH 3040) be used. It must be completed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical examinations. For students transferring to a Florida school a comparable form from another state, country would be acceptable, if completed within one year
Student/Families have up to 30 school days before being temporarily excluded to present to present a school entry health examination and FL Dept. of Health Florida Certification of Immunization DH 680
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