MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some kids dread the thought of going back-to-school after summer vacation—and the idea of having to get vaccines is even worse.

No matter the anxiety, the time has come meaning parents and guardians should check whether students’ immunization records are up-to-date.

The state’s Department of Health in Miami-Dade County is providing free back-to school immunizations to children between the ages of two months through 18 years of age.

Children entering Kindergarten and the 7th grade are normally due for a vaccine and, in order to start school, need to meet the requirements for school entry.

If students are in need of vaccines, a trip to the child’s healthcare provider or one of the Florida Department of Health’s clinics can help.

Clinic locations and hours are:
West Perrine Center
18255 Homestead Avenue
Miami, Florida 33157
Mon.- Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm)

Little Haiti Health Center
300 NE 80th Terrace
Miami, Florida 33138
Mon., Wed. & Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm)

North Miami Clinic
14101 NW 8th Avenue
North Miami, Florida 33168
Tues. & Thurs. (8 am – 3:30 pm)

Downtown Clinic
1350 NW 14th Street
Miami, Florida 33125
Mon. – Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm)

If you need additional information, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Immunization Program at 786-845-0550.

Also, don’t forget, back-to-school sales tax holiday starts Friday, August 1st. Click HERE for details. 



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