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The State of Georgia has revised its immunization requirements to align with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all 7th graders,  7th through 12th grade students entering Georgia schools for the first time and 7th through 12th grade students returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than one school year will be required to have the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and Meningococcal vaccines prior to beginning school. 

Parents/guardians should prepare for the 2014-2015 school year now by visiting the Cobb and Douglas Public Health or your child’s private physician to get these vaccines.  Students may have had their vaccines updated in the last year and may have already received the newly required vaccines.  Each school will need a copy of the new immunization certificate, Georgia form 3231, on file for all 7th graders and new entrants.  Students will not be allowed to begin the school year without these vaccines.

Students entering kindergarten for the first time are required to have a completed form 3300 for vision, hearing and dental.  Form 3300 has been revised, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, to include “nutrition” as a category.  This is in addition to the vision, hearing and dental requirements.  Nutrition measures a child’s height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

For additional information, contact Cobb and Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2349 or the Douglas County School System Registration Department at 770-651-2050.

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