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Immunization Requirements

By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published July 28, 2006


Students entering kindergarten through fourth grades must be current on:

DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus); polio (IPV, OPV); MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); hepatitis B series (HBV); chicken pox (varicella) vaccine or have had the disease.

Students entering fifth through sixth grade must be current on:

DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus); polio (IPV, OPV); MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); hepatitis B series (HBV). Fifth-graders must also show proof of having had chicken pox or a record of having received varicella immunization.

Students entering seventh through 12th grades:

DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus); polio (IPV, OPV); MMR (measles, mumps, rubella); hepatitis B series (HBV); Td booster (tetanus, diphtheria).

Contact your personal physician or the Hillsborough County Health Department, where immunizations are provided free to children who do not have a personal physician. Area locations include:

9827 Sheldon Road, (813) 307-8053

13601 N 22nd St., (813) 307-8058

8605 N Mitchell Ave., (813) 307-8054