State law addresses vaccinations.
Florida Administrative Code 64D-3.046 Immunization Requirements: Public and Nonpublic Schools Grades Preschool Kindergarten Through 12 and Adult Education Classes.
(b) Specific immunization requirements by grade which must be documented prior to admittance, attendance or any other initial entrance are detailed in the Immunization Guidelines-Florida Schools, Childcare Facilities and Family Daycare Homes DH Form 150-615 (March 2013), incorporated by reference, available online at: www.doh.state.fl.us/disease_ctr/immune/schoolguide.pdf or http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-02342.
Florida Statutes 1003.22 School-entry health examinations; immunization against communicable diseases; exemptions; duties of Department of Health.
Each district school board and the governing authority of each private school shall establish and enforce policies that:
(a)Prior to admittance to or attendance in a public or private school, grades kindergarten through 12, or any other initial entrance into a Florida public or private school, require each child to have on file with the immunization registry a certification of immunization for the prevention of those communicable diseases for which immunization is required by the Department of Health. Any child who is excluded from participation in the immunization registry pursuant to s. 381.003(1)(e)2. must present or have on file with the school such certification of immunization. Certification of immunization shall be made on forms approved and provided by the Department of Health or be on file with the immunization registry and shall become a part of each student’s permanent record, to be transferred when the student transfers, is promoted, or changes schools. The transfer of such immunization certification by Florida public schools shall be accomplished using the Florida Automated System for Transferring Education Records and shall be deemed to meet the requirements of this section
Immunization Guidelines for Schools, Childcare Facilities and Family Daycare Homes
This document provides technical assistance for healthcare providers, schools, school health personnel, and county health department personnel regarding immunization requirements, exceptions and exemptions to requirements, and reporting requirements.
School Immunization Requirements
This webpage describes the latest immunization requirements for children enrolling in and attending school.