Tips for registration and immunizationsBy Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 4, 2002
Parents of students entering the Hernando County public school system for the first time may register their children at the schools they will attend. To find out what school your child should attend, call 797-7003. To register, students need the following items:
A birth certificate for prekindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students new to Florida who did not attend a kindergarten program in another state. A hospital record is not acceptable.
Proof that a physical examination has been performed within the past 12 months. The Hernando County Health Department performs physicals at its Brooksville and Spring Hill locations. Call 754-4067 for Brooksville and 688-5067 for Spring Hill.
Proof of residency, which can be a copy of your most recent utility bill.
Up-to-date immunizations for all new students as follows:
GRADES K-2 -- Measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); hepatitis B series (three doses over a six-month period); DTP (total of four or five doses required); polio (total of three or four doses required). Prekindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade students must have the varicella vaccine or documentation of chicken pox.
GRADES 3-6 -- Measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); DTP (total of four or five doses required); polio (total of three or four doses required). Sixth-graders must have begun the hepatitis B series by October.
GRADES 7-11 -- Tetanus-diphtheria (TD) booster; measles vaccine (second dose, preferably MMR); hepatitis B series (three doses given over a six-month period).
All immunization dates must be on the Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH 680). For immunization information, contact your private physician or the Hernando County Health Department.
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