Before entering or attending school in Florida (pre-kindergarten through 12 grade), each child must provide a Florida Certification of Immunization, DH680 documenting that the student has met the following minimum state requirements:
Florida Department of Health (FDOH) School Entry Requirements:
Recommended Childhood Immunizations Schedule from the (FDOH)
If your student is in the process of completing any necessary immunizations, a medical provider may grant a Temporary Medical Exemption (TME), documented on Form DH 680.
If your student is unable to be fully immunized due to a medical condition, a medical provider must document a Permanent Medical Exemption on Form DH 680
The County Health Department may issue a religious exemption Form DH 681 if you, as a parent/guardian, or your student have a religious tenet or practice that prohibits your student from receiving the required immunizations.
For any additional information on the different types of exemptions, please go to the Florida Department of Health Website Exemption from Required Immunization.
Additional information on vaccine safety can be found on the Florida Department of Health Website Vaccine Safety.
If you have any questions concerning required immunizations or exemptions, please get in touch with your registered school nurse or school health supervisor.
For more information on immunization and registration requirements for a Pre-Kindergarten or Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten student, please go to the Early Childhood Website.
Students in pre-kindergarten through 12 grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. The school entry health exam must be completed by a health care provider licensed to perform a physical examination and should be taken to the child's school upon enrollment. Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that Florida's standardized School Entry Health Exam form (DH3040-CHP-07/2013) be used to document the completion of a physical examination.
For students transferring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would also be acceptable if performed by a healthcare provider licensed to perform physical exams and completed within one year before enrollment.
Emergency cards are required to be filled out each school year by a parent/guardian. You can now access your student(s) emergency card through your mystudent parent portal. The first time you access your parent portal at the beginning of each school year or after registering your student for the first time you will be asked to fill out the emergency card and parent consent paperwork.
Additional information on the parent bill of rights can be found on the District School Board of Pasco County's Parent Bill of Rights page.
If you have further questions regarding registering your student or filling out your student's emergency card, please go to the District School Board of Pasco County Website registration page.