Contact: Holly Smith, communications manager

Volusia County Health Department

Daytona Beach — With the start of a new school year a few weeks away, parents may preparing their children to return to the classroom. A little advanced planning can help parents avoid long lines in early 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 for students entering kindergarten through grade 12.

Appointments are not required for immunizations.

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 or call (386) 274-0509 and select option 1.

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