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DOH-Marion hosts free school vaccination event

By Florida Department of Health in Marion County

June 13, 2022

 

Ocala, Fla.—Although the school year in Marion County recently ended, it’s not too soon to think about the necessary non-COVID-19 vaccinations your child will need before classes resume in August.

Accordingly, the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering free vaccinations for school-age children.

The drive-thru event is scheduled for 5–8 p.m. on June 17 at the Department’s main office, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala. No appointment is necessary.

The Department will offer the Tdap vaccine that is required for entrance into 7th grade, in either public or private schools. That includes booster shots for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

Parents or guardians with questions about what vaccines their children have received may contact our Immunizations staff or obtain a copy of their shot records by visiting our main office.

For more information about the vaccination event or vaccination records, contact the Department at 352-629-0137 or at Info.Marion@FLHealth.gov.

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