Health officials recommend getting immunizations early | Families
Bartow, Florida -- The Polk County Health Department is reminding parents and guardians that back-to-school is just around the corner.
It's time, according to health officials, to check the immunization status of children to be sure they meet school requirements.
"We encourage everyone to get your child up-to-date with their immunizations and not wait for the school rush," said Dr. Daniel O. Haight, PCHD Director.
"Now is the best time to update your children's immunizations and provide them with the required documentation to attend school," he said.
Parents, say health workers, should encourage healthcare providers to give all age-appropriate shots to their child during each visit.
Documentation for required immunizations is mandatory for all students entering, attending, or transferring into a Polk County school in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12.
For more information on immunizations at the Polk County Health Department, please call one of the following clinic locations:
- Auburndale Clinic, 1805 Hobbs Road 863-965-5400
- Bartow Clinic, 1255 Brice Boulevard 863-519-8242
- Lake Wales Clinic, 835 W. Central Avenue 863-678-4144
- Lakeland Clinic, 3421 Lakeland Hills Boulevard 863-413-2620