By state law, a valid certificate of immunization (Form #3231) or a notarized statement of religious exemption (Form #2208) is required for enrollment. The certificate of immunization must be completed by the health department or your private physician. A valid Form #3231 must be marked with either "Date of Expiration" or as "Complete for School Attendance." (A certificate marked with a "Date of Expiration" expires on the date indicated. A current certificate must be submitted within 30 days of expiration.) A medical exemption, if applicable, should be noted on Form #3231 with a current date of expiration. You may request a form from your school for a religious exemption.
Please review the immunization requirements for students entering 7th grade and a TDAP-Meningitis parent fact sheet. The new vaccine requirements apply to students who are born on or after 1/1/2002 AND entering 7th grade. The requirements also apply to students who are new entrants to 8th-12th grade. New entrants are students who have never attended any school in Georgia or have not attended any school in Georgia for at least one full school year.
Students also must have evidence of vision, hearing, and dental, and nutrition screening obtained in the past year. This information should be on Georgia Form #3300 (rev. 2013), available from the health department or your physician and dentist and dated within the last 12 months. Letters from appropriate healthcare professionals and out-of-state certificates are acceptable if completed within the last 12 months and stapled to the state form.
All students entering 6th grade are required to meet the following:
1. Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and one (1) dose of Rubella vaccine or laboratory proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps or Rubella.
2. Two (2) doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or documentation or laboratory proof of immunity.All students entering 7th grade are required to meet the following:1. One (1) dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
All students entering 7th grade are required to meet the following:
1. One (1) dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
2. One (1) dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Contact your health care provider or local health center to receive any needed vaccinations and to obtain a signed Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) with "Complete for School Attendance" marked.