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AVOID THE LONG LINES – GET YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS NOW

July 21, 2016

Naples, Fla.— The 2016-2017 School year is fast approaching. Collier County students will start school on Monday, August 15th. To avoid the long lines and extended waiting periods, the Department of Health in Collier County encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children, and visit your local health department or private healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Reminder- All students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine prior to the first day of school.

Free immunizations for children birth through 18 years of age are available at the following DOH-Collier locations:

  • Naples Site: Health Building, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, Fla. 34112, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm *July 29, 2016 is a mandatory all staff meeting. Vaccines will not be given on this day.
  • Immokalee Site: 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee, Fla. 34142, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm *July 29, 2016 is a mandatory all staff meeting. Vaccines will not be given on this day.

Appointments are not necessary

For questions, please call (239) 252-8595 or (239) 252-6264. Parents are asked to bring their child’s shot record when they come for immunizations.

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The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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