Time for school immunizations

Naples — The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching. Collier County students will start school on Tuesday, August 13.

To avoid the long lines and extended waiting periods, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and to 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: Building H, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, 34112, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm.

Immokalee: 419 North First Street, Immokalee, 34142, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.

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.

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