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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – What do some students dislike more than actually going back to school? Getting a shot at the doctor’s office. But for children entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, chances are they are due for a vaccine to meet requirements for school entry.

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If your child is due for a vaccine, the state’s Department of Health wants to remind caretakers to visit the child’s healthcare provider.

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Also, DOH in Miami-Dade County is providing free back-to-school immunizations to children between the ages of 2 months through 18 years of age.

Caretakers can take kids to one of their locations, listed below, and are asked to call 786-845-0550 to schedule an appointment.

  • 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 8 Avenue, North Miami, Florida, 33168. Tues. & Thurs. (8 am – 3:30 pm)
  • Downtown Clinic: 1350 NW 14 Street, Miami, Florida, 33125. Mon. – Fri. (8 am – 3:30 pm)
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For additional information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Immunization Program at 786-845-0550.