Back-to-School Immunizations

PANAMA CITY - The Florida Department of Health is encouraging parents to have their children immunized now to avoid the back-to-school immunization rush in August.

The following vaccines are required for children entering pre-school and grades K-12: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella (chickenpox) and hepatitis B.
(Learn more about which immunizations are needed.)

Parents of kids entering kindergarten, 7th grade and college are encouraged to review their children’s immunization record to ensure they are up to date.

Students entering college should check with health services at their college or university for immunization requirements.

“Vaccines provide the best defense to protect you and your family from the spread of infectious diseases,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong.

If your child is due for a vaccine, visit your pediatrician or your local health department clinic.

Bay County Health Department
597 W. 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-4455
FAX (850) 747-5475

Calhoun County Health Department
19611 SR 20 West
Blountstown, FL 32424
(850) 674-5645
FAX (850) 674-5420

Gulf County Health Department
2475 Garrison Ave
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1276
FAX (850) 227-1766

Holmes County Health Department
P.O. Box 337
603 Scenic Circle
Bonifay, FL 32425
(850) 547-8500
FAX (850) 547-8515

Jackson County Health Department
4979 Healthy Way
Marianna, FL 32446
(850) 526-2412
FAX (850) 718-0383

Liberty County Health Department
P.O. Box 489
12832 North Central Ave.
Bristol, FL 32321
(850) 643-2415
FAX (850) 643-5689

Okaloosa County Health Department
221 Hospital Drive, NE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-9240
FAX (850) 833-9252

Walton County Health Department
362 State Highway 83
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8015
FAX (850) 892-8457

Washington County Health Department
P.O. Box 648
1338 South Blvd.
Chipley, FL 32428
(850) 638-6240
FAX (850) 638-6244

Department of Health offices statewide are providing free immunization services for children.