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Monday, June 13, 2022

Florida Department of Health in Marion County hosting free school vaccination event

Although the school year recently ended, it is not too soon for parents to think about the necessary non-COVID-19 vaccinations that their children will need before classes resume in August.

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will be offering free vaccinations for school-age children during a drive-thru event on Friday, June 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the department’s main office located at 1801 SE 32nd Avenue in Ocala. No appointment is necessary.

The department will offer the Tdap vaccine that is required for entrance into 7th grade, in either public or private schools. That includes booster shots for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also known as whooping cough).

Parents or guardians with questions about what vaccines their children have received may contact the Florida Department of Health in Marion County’s immunizations staff, or they may obtain a copy of their child’s shot records by visiting the department’s main office.

For more information about the vaccination event or vaccination records, contact the Florida Department of Health in Marion County via phone (352-629-0137) or email ([email protected]).