• Back 2 School: What immunizations your child needs and when

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    ATLANTA - The state of Georgia requires, by law, that children entering kindergarten, sixth and seventh grade, and all students new to Georgia and students coming from any private school, must have certain immunizations before beginning school.

    All students are then required to have a Georgia Certificate 3231 form signed by a licensed health-care provider or the county health department.

    State of Georgia Immunization requirements: Recommended Immunization Schedule

    KINDERGARTEN (Requirements for K-6)

    • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
    • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
    • Three (3) Hepatitis B
    • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
    • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
    • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]

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    7th GRADE AND HIGHER:

    Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are entering 7th grade, and new entrants to Georgia schools in grades 8-12 will be required to have Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis) and Meningoccocal Conjugate (MCV4) vaccines before entering school for the 2014-15 school year.

    • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
    • NEW:  One (1) Tdap
    • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
    • Three (3) Hepatitis B
    • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
    • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
    • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
    • NEW:  One (1) Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)


    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Certificates must be signed by a physician licensed in GA or public health official. A stamp of a Physician’s signature is permissible when cosigned by an office staff member. 
    • Certificates must have a printed typed or stamped name and address of the physician, health department or Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) official issuing the certificate.
    • Certificates must have a complete date of issue with the month, day and year.


    WAIVER OF IMMUNIZATION
    Medical Waivers/Exemptions are a part of Georgia Form 3231 and are reviewed annually. Click here for Waiver of Immunization Requirements Due to Conflict of Religious Beliefs

     

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