Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville’s Pediatrics Clinic will provide school physicals (by appointment only; no walk-ins) Aug. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Physicals are for incoming students entering Florida K-12 schools for the first time, who are enrolled with a primary care manager at the hospital’s Pediatrics Clinic.

To schedule, call the appointment line at 904-542-4677 and select Pediatrics team.

Please bring records of any immunizations received at outside facilities. Immunizations Clinic is available for walk-ins Monday – Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.; and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. For immunizations questions, please call 904-542-7810.

NH Jacksonville will provide all needed forms for the school entry health exam and immunizations.

Florida law requires that all school children have the appropriate health exam and immunization documentation. A school entry health exam (Form DH 3040) is required for K-12 students entering a Florida school for the first time (or after being absent for more than 12 months or one

school year). For students transferring in, a comparable form from another state is acceptable, if completed within the previous year.

Certificates of Immunization (Form DH 680) are also required for students entering kindergarten and incoming K-12 students entering Florida schools for the first time.

These immunization forms are valid until the child turns 11 years of age (when additional vaccines are due), and after the required immunizations are obtained, a new certificate of immunization is issued that remains effective until high school graduation.