Georgia Immunization Requirements for Childcare and School Attendance Information for Parents
Your child needs to be up-to-date on immunizations to enter school or attend childcare. Georgia law requires that all children who attend childcare and enter school be protected
against the following diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib), measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, varicella (chickenpox), polio,
pneumococcal, and meningococcal disease.
Georgia requirements are based on the schedule recommended by doctors and scientists: the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics,
and the American Academy of Family Physicians. There are other shots that are not required for school attendance but are highly recommended by doctors for all children.
A Parent’s Responsibility Protect Your Child from Disease
• Schedule regular checkups as recommended by your child’s healthcare provider
• Ask your child’s healthcare provider about the vaccines your child needs
• Obtain a new Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) every time your
child has a shot
• Give a copy of the Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) to your childcare provider or school.
Remember: Vaccines Are Our Best Shot to Keep Georgia Children Healthy
Protecting your child from the disease may be the most important thing you can do for their health. Immunizations help keep children safe from diseases that once struck routinely.
Vaccines have done a great job getting rid of these diseases or making them very rare. Most Georgia parents have never known the fears of earlier generations. Today, vaccines
and immunization requirements protect Georgia children from these deadly illnesses. Talk with your child’s doctor or healthcare provider about other vaccines that are recommended
to protect your child and keep them healthy.