Before attending school in Florida (Kindergarten through 12th grade), every student is required to have a current Florida Certification of Immunization (Form 680) on file at the school documenting the following vaccinations:
Public/Non-Public Schools Kindergarten through 12th Grade
- Four or five doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
- Two or three doses of hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine
- Three, four, or five doses of polio vaccine*
- Two doses of measles-mumps-rubella(MMR) vaccine
- Two doses of varicella vaccine† for kindergarten and grades one through five
- One dose of varicella vaccine† for grades six through twelve
*If the fourth dose of vaccine is administered prior to the fourth birthday, the fifth dose of polio vaccine is required for kindergarten.
†The Varicella vaccine is not required if varicella disease is documented by the healthcare provider.
Seventh Grade Requirements
In addition to kindergarten through 12th-grade requirements, students must have the following vaccinations:
- One dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in grades seven through eleven
The Okaloosa County Health Department can provide these vaccinations at no charge, or you can go to your private health care provider.
Health Department Immunization Hours
|Fort Walton Beach Location|
|Monday||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 PM - 3:30 PM|
|Thursday - Sunday||Closed|
|Thursday ONLY||7:30 AM - 3:30 PM|
- No vaccines administered from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM daily.
- Availability may be limited during peak times.
- Immunizations will be available by appointment only between July 1 - September 1.
- Appointments for BOTH locations can be made by calling 850.833.9246.
- Immunize Florida
- Immunizations for Children Kindergarten - 18 years of age
- Immunizations for 7th Graders