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School Health

Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County

  •  386-294-1321

    Mailing Address

    140 SW Virginia Circle 

    P. O. Box 1806 

    Mayo, Florida 32066 

For more information about our School Health Programs contact Melissa Pearson, RN School Health Coordinator at LHS Clinic (386) 294-4175 or at the LES Clinic (386) 294-4240.

The Florida Department of Health in Lafayette County School Health Services are provided by a Health Department RN School Health Coordinator and two School Health Support Aides. School Health Services include:

  • Medication Administration
  • Health Education
  • Health Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Routine Health Screenings
  • Nursing Consults with Students and Parents
  • Assessments of Illnesses and Injuries
  • 4th through 6th Grade Puberty Classes
  • 7th through 8th Grade Abstinence Education Classes

School Entry Requirements 

Physical Exams- First time entry in Florida Schools (K-12) must have physical examination within past 12 months.  Florida Statute (S.1003.22(1), F.S.)Florida Administrative Code (Chapter 6A-6.024, F.A.C.)

Immunizations- Florida Certification of Immunization, Form 680 must be used for entry and attendance in Florida Schools.  Florida Statute (S.1003.22(4), F.S.)

School Entry Vaccination Requirements Florida Administrative Code (64D-3.046, F.A.C.)

Public/Non-Public Schools Kindergarten through 12th Grade:

  • Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP vaccine)
  • Two or three doses of Hepatitis B (Hep B vaccine)
  • Three, four or five doses of polio vaccine*
  • Two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Two doses of varicella vaccine ** for kindergarten and grades one through five
  • One dose of varicella vaccine ** for grades six through twelve

* If the fourth dose of vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, a fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for kindergarten.

** Varicella vaccine is not required if varicella disease is documented by the healthcare provider.

Seventh Grade Requirements 

In addition to kindergarten through 12th grade requirements, students must have the following vaccinations:

  • One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in grades seven through eleven