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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 4, 2018
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

REVISED - M-DCPS Launches Student Vaccination Program for Sixth-Graders

Healthy Schools LLC, in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), will offer no-cost, in-school tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough - also called pertussis – (Tdap) vaccinations to sixth-grade students. The booster is required by Florida law before a child enters 7th grade.


The Tdap booster will be administered by nurses from Healthy Schools at clinics set up at middle schools and K-8 centers between May 21 and May 31, 2018.


Parents should contact their child’s school for specific dates and times of the clinics. A consent form will be sent home with each student.


*REVISED
- Parents or guardians may either complete the paper form and return it to the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school or sign up at *
www.miamitdap.com/6  between April 30 and May 11, 2018. Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form.

The paper consent form will available in English and Spanish. Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of the paper consent form or require additional languages, please email info@healthyschoolsllc.com.

For more information about Healthy Schools LLC, questions or for assistance in completing the consent form, please call School Operations/ Comprehensive Health Services at 305 805-4600.

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