In addition to the health exam, all students entering the M-DCPS system must present a Certificate of Immunization filled out by the student’s medical provider. The certificate of immunization will either be complete or temporary depending on the number and type of vaccines that the child has completed. Immunizations should be documented on a DH680 Florida Immunization certificate or a Florida Shots certificate of immunization. This form also becomes part of your child’s permanent health record. The principal will track this temporary certification and your child may be removed from school if he/she is not immunized by the time it expires.
If you object to immunization for religious reasons, you must complete a Religious Exemption Certificate (Form DH 681). Certain medical exemptions are also available from the student’s medical provider. Students who are not immunized should be removed from school during any communicable disease epidemic.