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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN ORANGE COUNTY PROVIDES OVER 4,200 VACCINES DURING BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION EVENT

By Kent Donahue

August 07, 2020

Contact:
Kent Donahue
Kent.Donahue@flhealth.gov
407-858-1418

407-912-0132 (cell)

@GOHealthyOrange

 

ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) wrapped up a very successful three-week long Back-to-School Immunization event that started on July 20, 2020.

With only 14 days’ worth of data available, DOH-Orange staff administered a total of 4,200 school required vaccines to 1,774 clients that ranged in age of 4 years to 18 years of age. The vaccines were provided at no-cost.

Many months of planning and coordination went into the event in order to make it successful. We want to thank our DOH-Orange staff for their dedication and commitment to serving the community.

Immunization Appointments - Call 407-723-5004

For students that still need their school required vaccines and/or the 680 form, parents and guardians can contact DOH-Orange’s Call Center at 407-723-5004 to make an appointment.  The immunization services are free for eligible, school age children who are 18 years of age and younger. If the student only needs the 680 form, there is a small fee.

Vaccines help develop immunity to many serious infectious diseases by permitting the body to recognize and fight vaccine-preventable diseases. The following vaccines are required for children entering preschool and grades K-12: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B. Students entering college should check with the health services at their college regarding immunization requirements.

Visit ImmunizeFlorida.org to learn more about immunizations your child may need or call your local county health department to find out locations and times for immunization services available near you.

 

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