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Back to School Immunization

By Tammy Yzaguirre

June 03, 2020

DOH-Lee Plans Weekend Immunization Clinics 

Contact: Tammy Yzaguirre
Lee-PIO@FLHealth.gov

Fort Myers, Fla. — 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:

Florida Department of Health
3920 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers, FL  33916

Appointment Times Available

Monday to Friday
Saturday, June 6
Saturday, July 11

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location 2:

Florida Department of Health
83 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, FL  33903

Appointment Times Available

Saturday, June 13
Saturday, July 18

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 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

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