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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 10, 2019
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

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

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has partnered with Healthy Schools LLC to 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 Wednesday, May 15 and Friday, May 31, 2019.


Parents should contact their child’s school for specific dates and times of the clinics. A consent form was sent home with each 6th-grade student. Parents or guardians should complete the paper form and return it to the school any day before the clinic day scheduled for their child’s school. Children will not be vaccinated without the completed consent form, which will be available in English and Spanish.

Parents/guardians who would like an additional copy of the paper consent form can obtain one by accessing Dadeschools.net. If you require additional languages, please contact your child’s school.


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.


For the most up-to-date information, please download the Dadeschools mobile app to your iPhone or Android device.  Follow us on Twitter @mdcps and @miamisup and on Facebook at MiamiSchools and AlbertoCarvalho


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