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By FDOH Gilchrist Staff

July 30, 2015

The Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County reminds parents to check the vaccination status of their children as a new school year approaches. Vaccinations are offered at the local health department on a daily basis by appointment. Walk in slots are also available.

There is no charge for immunizations for children, birth – 18 years of age provided they are still enrolled in elementary, middle or high school.

Parents are reminded to bring a copy of immunization records to help identify any needed shots and prevent the immunization nurse from beginning the entire series again. If available, please bring your child’s social security card.

New and transferring students, Kindergarten students, and those entering seventh grade will need to provide proof of immunizations prior to enrollment.  Returning students should have already completed the required shot series.  Parents are encouraged to review all records. 

For further information you may contact the Florida Department of Health in Gilchrist County at 352-463-3120.