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Don't Wait Till It's Too Late!

August 01, 2017

Back to School Physicals and Immunizations 

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County (DOH-Indian River) would like the community to know that now is the time to think about back to school immunizations. The week before school starts can be the busiest time for back to school immunizations. DOH-Indian River is offering a back-to-school clinic August 10, 11, and the 14th from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. No appointment is necessary of Immunizations. Physicals require an appointment.  

 Our clinics have openings now to help families get the needed immunizations and paperwork in preparation for the new school year. Bring your child’s immunization record, if they have never received shots from DOH-Indian River, Insurance card, and parent’s ID. “New and transferring students, kindergarten students and those entering seventh grade are required to have immunizations prior to school entry.”, Miranda Hawker, Florida Department of Health in Indian River Administrator stated, “Getting a jump start early is a great way to beat the rush.” The first day of school in Indian River County is August 14th.

 For physicals, please call 772-794-7415 to schedule an appointment. Gifford Health Center is open daily Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Our pediatrics office is located at the Gifford Health Center, 4675 28th Court in Vero Beach.  For more information, please call the Gifford Health Center at 772-794-7415.

Medicaid accepted.  For those without Medicaid or insurance, a sliding scale fee will apply.  Additional fees apply for EKGs, labs, and TB testing.

Check to see what paperwork you need for back to school.  Don’t wait until it’s too late!  

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