Your child’s immunization schedule is an extremely important healthcare measure that should be kept up-to-date. Vaccines have contributed to a significant reduction in many childhood diseases, such as diphtheria, polio, measles, and whooping cough. It is now rare for American children to experience the devastating effects of these illnesses. Infant deaths due to childhood diseases have nearly disappeared in the United States and other countries with high vaccination coverage. But the germs that cause vaccine-preventable diseases and death still exist, and can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines.
Certain immunizations are crucial to your child’s health, as well as for admittance into daycare and specific school grade levels. The following links will give you information on Florida’s 2021-2022 immunizations requirements for school entry:
- 2021–2022 School Entry—English (3MB PDF)
- 2021–2022 School Entry—Spanish (4MB PDF)
- 2021–2022 School Entry—Haitian/Creole (4MB PDF)
Vaccines are important for adult and adolescents as well as children. Vaccine recommendations for adolescents and adults are based on a variety of factors including age, overall health status, and medical history.
To help you understand what vaccines you might need, you can complete the Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz online. Then print your results and discuss them with your doctor or healthcare professional next time you make an office visit. Take the quiz.