The Citrus County School Board would like to remind you that if you have a middle school student entering the 7th grade for the 2018-2019 school year, a Tdap immunization is required per state statute before entrance to 7th grade. The Citrus County School Board, in conjunction with the Citrus County Health Department, is providing families with the opportunity for their 6th grade students in need of the Tdap vaccination to be immunized at their school. A Tdap vaccination clinic will be held at the county’s middle schools during 1st and 2nd periods on the following dates:
Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Crystal River Middle School
Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Citrus Springs Middle School
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Lecanto Middle School
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – CREST
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – REN/SRMI
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – Inverness Middle School
If you want your child to receive his/her immunization at school, please fill out the Tdap permission slip that will be sent home with your child approximately 1 to 2 weeks before the clinic date. If you need a permission slip, please contact your student’s school clinic.
If you have proof that your child has already had the Tdap vaccination, please bring it to the school guidance office so his/her vaccination information can be updated in our files.
In addition to the state required Tdap vaccination, the Department of Health Citrus County will be offering the first of a two dose HPV vaccination series during the school based Tdap clinics. If you are interested in your child receiving the HPV vaccine please complete the separate HPV consent form included with the Tdap permission slip and return it to your student’s school.
Pamela L Carnevale RN, BSN
Student Health Specialist
Citrus County Schools
352-527-0090 ext. 6308