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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) continues to focus on the health and safety of Florida’s families and is dedicated to ensuring patients have safe access to low-THC cannabis and medical marijuana. We are pleased to provide this weekly update on the DOH Office of Medical Marijuana Use’s (OMMU) diligent work implementing the many requirements in Amendment 2 and those set by the Florida Legislature in section 381.986, F.S. (2018).

As students get ready for a new school year, the Florida Department of Health reminds parents and caregivers to review their child’s immunization record and make sure they have the required vaccinations.

“Vaccinations help develop immunity to many serious diseases and infections, and they help keep students healthy and in school,” said State Surgeon General and Secretary Dr. Celeste Philip. “Making sure your child is fully immunized not only protects them, but it also protects children who cannot receive immunizations for medical reasons. I encourage everyone to make sure that their child is up-to-date on all their vaccinations to protect them and any other children at risk for acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases.”

To learn which immunizations are required for your child, visit the department’s School Immunization Requirements page. Students entering college should check with the health services at their college regarding immunization requirements.

The department makes it easy to keep track of your child’s immunization record through Florida SHOTS, a free, statewide, centralized online immunization registry that helps health care providers, parents, and schools keep track of immunization records to ensure that patients of all ages receive the vaccinations needed to protect them from dangerous vaccine-preventable diseases.

Florida SHOTS makes it easier to keep up with your child’s immunization history—even when moving or switching doctors.

Click here for immunization requirements (PDF, 338kB)

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