Seventh Grade Students
Each October, all public and private schools with a seventh grade are required to submit reports indicating the immunization status of their seventh grade students as required by section 1003.22, Florida Statutes, which provides for the requirement of proper documentation prior to entry into seventh grade.
- Certificate of immunization (DH 680-Part A) is issued when a student is reported as receiving all immunizations required for school entry/attendance, including, but not limited to, completion of the hepatitis B series, two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (preferably as MMR), one dose of varicella and one dose of tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap).
The immunization rate for Pinellas County’s seventh grade students improved dramatically between 2002 and 2005 before leveling off (Chart 1).
- For the past eight years, Pinellas has consistently exceeded the state average.
- In 2010, Pinellas’ seventh grade immunization rate exceeded the rate of comparably sized counties except Hillsborough County (Chart 2).