ORLANDO – The Orange County Health Department’s (OCHD) and the Seminole County Health Department’s (SCHD) Immunization Programs are urging parents to begin preparing their children now for the upcoming school year. Parents can visit their children’s pediatrician or medical provider of choice to have their children vaccinated and avoid the back-to-school rush and long lines. Families, who do not have a medical home can refer to the link below for a Resource List of Children’s Medical Providers or visit the Orange or Seminole County Health Departments’ Immunization Clinics.
"Protect your children from vaccine preventable diseases and have them ready for school early. It is required that students are up-to-date on their immunizations in order to register for school”, said Dr. Kevin M. Sherin, Director of the Orange County Health Department.
The Orange County Health Department and the Seminole County Health Departments will be working to provide the best possible customer service while managing continuing limits on funding and resources.
The Orange County Health Department provides back-to-school immunizations Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 2:00pm at its Central Office located at 832 West Central Boulevard. Parents are urged to arrive early to obtain a walk-in ticket as services are provided in a walk-in basis.
The Seminole County Health Department’s new Immunizations Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:30pm and from 2:00 to 4:00pm. On the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, the clinic will be open from 8:00 to 11:30am and will be closed in the afternoon. The immunization clinic will remain open until 6:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7 and Thursday afternoon, August 9 until 4:00 p.m.
Due to the high demand for immunizations, services in both counties are provided on a first come, first served, walk-in basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult family member or legal guardian to receive immunizations. If not, a notarized permission form, signed by the parent or legal guardian, must be presented before services are rendered. A copy of each child’s immunization record and government-issued, valid photo identification of the adult relative or legal guardian are required.
A certified DH 680 immunization form is required for school entry and is provided free once your child has received his or her vaccinations. If a client only needs a DH 680 form, there is an administrative fee. You can also obtain this form at your child’s doctor’s office and the health departments’ immunization clinics or medical records departments if your child is already up-to-date on their immunizations.
For more information on childhood immunizations or what documents you need to bring, visit www.orchd.comor www.seminolecohealth.com.
For the Resource List of Children’s Medical Providers visit