Department of Health offers immunization clinics for back to school
The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is reminding parents of kindergartners, 7th graders, out-of-state, transfer and college students to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date before the start of the new school year.
The Department is accepting appointments for back to school immunizations and will be hosting weekend clinics, only for back to school immunizations, at two locations.
All students are required to receive the Tdap booster before entering 7th grade. Children may receive the Tdap booster as early as age 11. Vaccines are free of charge for children through age 18.
Location 1 & Appointment Times Available:
Florida Department of Health, 3920 Michigan Ave., Fort Myers
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location 2 & Appointment Times Available:
Florida Department of Health, 83 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers
Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Services will be provided by appointment only to adhere to social distancing guidelines. One parent may attend the appointment with their child and both parent and child will be required to wear a face covering. Parents are advised to reschedule if they or their child are not feeling well on the day of their appointment.
Appointments can be made by calling (239) 461-6100. Additional information on school required immunizations and COVID-19 can be found online at lee.floridahealth.gov
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.