The 2020-2021 school year will soon begin the way it ended in South Florida: online.
And while your child may be temporarily learning through a computer screen instead of in a classroom, that doesn’t mean you should delay a trip to the doctor.
All public and private hoolchildren from kindergarten through 12th grade in Florida still need to get the necessary vaccines required to attend school — even if they are learning online, according to the Florida Department of Health.
And yes, this includes students who plan to remain in virtual school once kids can return to campus masked up for socially distanced learning.
Miami-Dade and Broward Public Schools are reminding parents that they need to make sure their children’s immunization records are up-to-date, or that exception requirements have been met, now that the school year is starting again, as usual.
School officials say Florida also hasn’t issued any waivers