The Florida Department of Health provides requirements for school entry examinations, immunizations, and school health programs. Other requirements for school entry can be found through the Florida Department of Education or the local school district.

School Entry Health Examination.

Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. The exam record should be taken to the child’s school upon enrollment. Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that Florida’s standardized School Entry Exam form (DH 3040) be used to document completion of a physical examination. It must be completed by a health care provider licensed to perform physical examinations. For students transferring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would be acceptable, if completed within 1 year.

Immunization Record.

The Florida Certification of Immunization, Form 680, must be used to document the immunizations required for entry and attendance in Florida schools. These forms are not available to the public and must be completed by a Florida physician or a Florida county health department. It is recommended that parents obtain a copy of the child’s complete immunization history before leaving the current state of residence. The county health department that serves the area where the child will be residing will need this information.