MILTON — Santa Rosa County students need to be current on immunizations before Aug. 14 when they return to school, according to the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County.

Students entering the seventh grade must have proof that they have received the Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Children over the age of 4 who are entering pre-k or kindergarten must have completed their four-year-old shots. 

Children entering Florida schools for the first time are also required to have a physical.

The health department offers vaccinations by appointment during regular clinic hours. Immunizations are free for children through the age of 18. The department requests parents bring a copy of their child’s shot record and any insurance cards with them to the clinic.  School physicals are also available by appointment at the Milton and Midway clinics for a fee of $55. 

Physicals are not available at the Jay Clinic. 

Appointments are available during the following clinic hours:    

Milton Clinic

5527 Stewart Street, Milton

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Midway Clinic

5840 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze

Tuesdays only

8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Jay Clinic

14122 Alabama St., Jay

First Wednesday of the month only

9 a.m. to noon

 

Visit http://bit.ly/2u2K8jh for more information on vaccination requirements. Contact the Milton location at 983-5200 to make an appointment for immunizations or a school physical.