Jackson County Reminds Parents of Required Immunizations

MARIANNA, FL -- The Department of Health in Jackson County would like to remind parents of 6th grade students that their children are required to have a TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) immunization BEFORE entering the 7th grade and will not be allowed to begin school without proof of immunization.

The immunization is available at the Health Department and offered free of charge to students.

Although Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine) is not required, most colleges do require the immunization in order to register.

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) also is not required but recommended for those students ages 11-18. We encourage parents to have their students immunized.

Please feel free to call the Department of Health in Jackson County at (850) 526-2412 for further information about these vaccines or to schedule your appointment.

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