Holly Smith, communications manager
Volusia County Health Department 386-274-0838
Daytona Beach — With the start of a new school year two months away, parents may not be thinking about preparing their children to return to the classroom. However, a little advanced planning early in the summer can help parents avoid long lines in August.
Before a child may enroll in Volusia County schools, parents and guardians must provide proof of immunizations for a child entering kindergarten or 7th grade. New students enrolling in Volusia County must also be current on immunizations.
To ensure children are ready to start the school year August 12, the Volusia County Health Department is offering no-cost immunizations throughout the summer for students entering kindergarten through grade 12.
Appointments are not required for immunizations. Parents are encouraged to get their child’s immunizations early to avoid longer lines later in the summer.
Immunizations are available from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at three Health Department locations:
Daytona Beach, 1845 Holsonback Drive. New Smyrna Beach: 717 W. Canal St. Orange City: 775 Harley Strickland Blvd.
Parents are encouraged to bring shot records with them when requesting immunizations.
For more information on immunizations, please visit volusiahealth.com/shots or call (386) 274-0509 and select option 1.
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