Back to School: Immunizations

Posted on June 17th, 2019

Every year the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Health Departments gears up for a back to school immunizations extravaganza. Employees volunteer from the organization to help out with this busy time at the clinics.

The Health Department offers every vaccine listed on the current vaccine schedule which you can view and download by visiting Every child entering into the Georgia school system (Kindergarten – 12th grade), or a child care facility is required by law to be protected against 12 diseases. Students must have a Georgia Certificate of Immunization, Form 3231. The Health Department will document all new immunizations on this form or can transfer previous immunizations on the form for a small fee.

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia needs proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (“MCV4”). The HPV, chickenpox, and influenza vaccines are also recommended for preteens and teens.