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Flu Shots

Available at all Health Department locations

Contact Us
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345

 

Child Immunizations

Vaccines work to safeguard children from illnesses and death caused by infectious diseases. Vaccines protect children by helping prepare their bodies to fight often serious, and potentially, deadly diseases.

Why should I immunize my child?

It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it.

Vaccines prevent disease in the people who receive them and protect those who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals. Disease prevention is the key to public health.

Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.

Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Sick children can also cause parents to lose time from work.

Georgia law requires children attending a school or childcare facility be protected from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. There are additional requirements for 7th and 11th graders.

Georgia child care and school immunization requirements

It is important that children receive their vaccinations on time in order to attend school and participate in certain activities.

Visit one of our health centers to see if your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. If they are not, we can tell you which immunizations your child is missing and vaccinate, if needed.

Vaccine Schedules

Birth through 6 years
Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children (birth through 6 years)
Vacunas recomendadas para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de edad

7-18 years old
Recommended Vaccinations for Children (7-18 Years Old)
Vacunas recomendadas para los niños desde los 7 hasta los 18 años de edad

Before you come in with your child

Make sure your child has had a meal, or keep a snack on hand. Children can sometimes experience low blood sugar, which can lead to fainting.

School screenings

The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments can provide immunizations, hearing, vision, dental and nutrition screenings and record transfers needed for your child to attend child care and school in Georgia.

Learn more about the forms you need for child care and school attendance.

Reviewed September 2, 2020.

 

Flu Shots

Available at all Health Department locations

Contact Us
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345