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Children's Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations - Ringling
  •   941-861-2784
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    Ringling Mailing Location

    2200 Ringling Blvd 

    Sarasota, FL 34237

Immunizations - North Port

Immunizations are a safe, effective way to protect your child from getting measles, whooping cough, and many other serious vaccine preventable diseases.  We offer the immunizations required for school and child care.

Getting childhood immunizations at DOH-Sarasota:
Many immunizations are available at no cost to eligible children (through the federally funded Vaccines For Children program). We accept Medicaid and many private insurance plans. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Childhood immunizations are available on a walk-in basis and appointments are available. 

*IMPORTANT: Previous shot records are required.

Locations and hours:


Immunizations are Required for School and Child Care 

Children must be immunized in order to attend any Florida public school as well as any private school or child (day) care center. This includes children who are homeschooled. By the time a child starts school he/she should have already had a number of required immunizations. However, proof of updates, boosters, and series completion is required to enter Sarasota County Schools for the first time and to advance to some grade levels.

Need copies of shot records for school or child (day) care?

  1. Check with your child’s school or private doctor.
  2. Please ask them to fax the record to us: 941-526-1532.
  3. Our staff can then transfer the record to the required DH 680 form.

If you are unable to have your child’s records faxed from their school or doctor:

  1. Please call our Immunizations clinic: 941-861-2900.
  2. Provide your child’s name and date of birth.
  3. Our staff can determine if your child’s record is in the statewide registry.
  4. If not, you will be provided with more information about how to proceed.

Vaccine Safety 

Immunizations are a safe, proven way to protect your children from vaccine-preventable diseases.  If you have concerns, we urge you to read:

 Infomation covered includes the benefits of immunizations, the risks of not vaccinating, details on vaccine safety, and more.


More resources 

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