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Naples — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting a “Back-To-School Health Fair” on Friday, August 10, 2018 to encourage parents to bring their children in to receive immunizations for school. Collier County students will start school next Wednesday, August 15, 2018. To avoid the long lines and extended waiting periods, DOH-Collier encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and visit your local health department or private healthcare provider as soon as possible.
Reminder – All students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine prior to the first day of school.
Free immunizations for children birth through 18 years of age are available at the following DOH-Collier locations:
• Naples Site: Building H, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Immokalee Site: 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee, FL 34142,
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Appointments are not necessary. For questions, please call (239) 252-8595. Parents are asked to bring their child’s shot record when they come for immunizations.
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 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.