REMINDER: NEW SCHOOL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
- All Georgia students born on or after January 1, 2002, entering or transferring into seventh grade, and any new entrant into eighth through 12th grades must provide proof of adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4).
For more information on the MCV4 requirement for 11th grade, click here.
- Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).
- If your preteen has not received the whooping cough booster shot or meningococcal vaccine, contact your doctor or county health department.
RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS: Child, Teen and Adult
- Infant/Children Vaccine Schedule (link to CDC)
- Pre-Teen/Teen Vaccine Schedule (link to CDC)
- Adult Vaccine Schedule (link to CDC)
The CDC also has an informative infographic titled Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know? available for download.
AVAILABLE ADULT and CHILD IMMUNIZATIONS
The following immunizations are offered by most health departments in the Northeast Health District: please be aware – not all services are available at all locations.
Please call the clinic you plan to visit to verify the service you need is offered.
- Required school immunizations (also see new school requirements above for additional information)
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Tdap)
- Chicken Pox
- Flu – worried about the flu shot? check out this article on flu shot fact vs. fiction
- Hepatitis A&B
- HPV – recommended for girls AND boys starting at age 11. Not sure about having your child vaccinated against HPV? Check out these short videos:
Want more information on HPV? Visit the CDC’s HPV webpage.
If you are a science geek, here is a pdf filled with study data and statistics you may find helpful.
Last Updated on August 18, 2022