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DOH Pinellas: Save Time and Avoid the Back-to-School Rush - Schedule Immunizations, School and Sport Physicals at No Cost Now

By Maggie Hall, PIO - Contact Number: 727-824-6908

June 21, 2016

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) offers immunizations, school and sports physicals at no cost Mondays-Thursdays through August 9 at these locations:

  
June 21-30
Mondays-Thursdays
8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Northeast High School Clinic
5500 16th St. N.
St. Petersburg
   
July 5–Aug 9
Mondays-Thursdays
8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Gibbs High School Clinic
850 34th St. S.
St Petersburg
   
July 25-Aug 9
Mondays-Thursdays
8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m
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Boca Ciega High School Clinic
924 58th St. S.
Gulfport

Pinellas Park High School Clinic
6305 118th Ave. N.
Largo

Northeast High School Clinic
5500 16th St. N.
St. Petersburg

Parents must be present during the physicals and must bring the child’s immunization record. Physicals are only available to students enrolled in kindergarten and grades above. A new vaccination requirement is students from kindergarten-grade 8 must now have received two doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for the upcoming school year.

“Early and mid-summer are the best times to schedule an appointment before the long lines form closer to the start of the school year,” said Dr. Ulyee Choe, Director of DOH-Pinellas. “By getting immunizations now, not only are parents saving time, they are also preventing missed work or school potentially caused by the serious effects of vaccine-preventable diseases.”

Appointments are advised and available by calling 727-824-6900 and selecting menu option 4.

For information about Pinellas County vaccine requirements for school attendance, visit http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutritionservices/immunizations/_documents/school-requirements.pdf

For information and schedules of recommended and required vaccines: visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/immunization/publications/flyers.html

For information about the services and programs provided by DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or call (727) 824-6900.

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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