Tdap Shot Required to Enter 7th Grade

Tdap Shot Required to Enter 7th Grade
Posted on 05/19/2022

From the Florida Department of Health:

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH Lee) would like to remind and encourage parents of kindergartners, 7th graders, out-of-state, transfer, and college students to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date before the start of the new school year.

All students are required to receive the Tdap booster before entering 7th grade. Children may receive the Tdap booster as early as age 11. Vaccines are free of charge for children through age 18.

FDOH Lee will be administering Tdap immunizations at various locations and is accepting appointments for all back-to-school immunizations at our Michigan Avenue office Monday-Friday or during our Saturday clinics.

Tdap vaccines will be administered on a first come, first served basis at the following locations:

  Bonita Springs Charter School

25380 Bernwood Dr.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Saturday, May 21 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Bonita Springs Middle School

10141 W Terry St.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Monday, May 23 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Caloosa Middle School

610 Del Prado Blvd S

Cape Coral, FL 33990

Wednesday, May 25 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Bike Rodeo and Child Safety Day

Anchor Christian Church

11651 E. Terry St.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Saturday, June 25 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Big Backpack Event

Fort Myers Skatium Rink

Sunday, July 24 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Saturday Clinics at FDOH Lee:

2250 Broadway

Fort Myers, FL 33901

3920 Michigan Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33916

Saturday, July 16 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 30 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Appointments can be made by calling (239) 461-6100. Additional information on school required immunizations can be found online at lee.floridahealth.gov.

Please avoid the back-to-school rush and vaccinate your children as soon as possible.

About the Florida Department of Health:

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.

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