The Georgia Department of Health says keeping your child up-to-date with vaccinations not only protects them from dangerous diseases but also helps keep their classmates and their community healthy.
In Georgia, children who are entering 7th grade and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades 8-12 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningitis vaccine (MCV4) to meet immunization requirements.
All Georgia students 16 years of age and older, who are entering or transferring into 11th grade, will need proof of a meningitis booster (MCV4).
School vaccines are available as a walk-in service at your local health department. For more information on immunization requirements for Georgia child care and school attendance, visit www.dph.ga.gov/schoolvaccines.