The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


All students shall be immunized against polio, measles, diphtheria, rubella (German measles), pertussis, tetanus, mumps, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus Influenzae in accordance with State law, unless specifically exempt for medical or religious reasons. All Pre-K and kindergarten students must also be immunized against varicella (chicken pox) or verification from the parent of a documented history of the disease. This policy applies to students who currently attend school in the District and those eligible to attend.

The Superintendent may exempt a student from immunization if a medical provider certifies on an official Florida immunization certificate, Part C, that immunization from a particular disease is medically contraindicated. The Superintendent may exempt a student from immunizations for religious reasons if an official Florida immunization certificate Form 681 is provided. The District shall grant homeless children a temporary exemption for thirty (30) school days to submit the certification of immunization.

A student who has not completed immunization may not be admitted to school, except as provided by law.

The administrative procedures implementing this rule are located in the Manual for School Health Facilitators.

F.S. 1003.22
F.A.C. 64D-3.046