Florida Department of Health to host free school immunization event in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health will hold a free school immunizations event in Orange County Saturday.

The event is for Orange County Public Schools children who are entering kindergarten and for seventh grade students still needing their required tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis immunizations.

Florida requires students to have all required immunizations before school starts.

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The immunization event will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, at the OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, 701 W. Livingston St., Orlando, and runs from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

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Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with a valid ID, child’s birth certificate, most recent shot records, and completed consent forms.

Children can receive vaccines at no cost and an appointment is not needed.

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Immunization consent forms can be found here.

For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s Call Center at 407-723-5004.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.