Recommended Immunizations

In the near future, Dr. Garcia will provide the following immunizations so that you are ready for the new school year and your child is protected. Right now we recommend that you get the following before beginning a new school year.


Immunizations Required for Childcare and/or Family Daycare in Duval and Clay Counties

(age-appropriate doses as indicated)

  •  Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP)
  •  Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV)
  •  Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  •  Varicella (chickenpox)
  •  Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  •  Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)


Public/Non-public Preschool Entry

(age-appropriate doses as indicated)

  •  DTaP
  •  IPV
  •  MMR
  •  Hepatitis B (hep B)
  •  Varicella
  •  Hib


  Public/Non-public Schools Kindergarten Through 12th Grade

(children entering, attending, or transferring to Florida schools)

  •  Four or five doses of DTaP
  •  Three, four, or five doses of IPV
  •  Two doses of MMR
  •  Two or three doses of hep B
  •  Two doses of Varicella (kindergarten effective with 2008–2009 school year, then an additional grade is added each year thereafter). Varicella vaccine is not required if there is a history of varicella disease documented by the healthcare provider.


Additional Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry(then an additional grade is added each year thereafter), in addition to compliance with all other immunization requirements, children entering, attending, or transferring to the seventh grade in Florida schools must complete the following:

  •  One tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap)