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Georgia child care and school immunization requirements

Georgia law requires children attending a school or a childcare facility be protected from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Parents will need to provide Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231) to their child’s school or child care to show their child has been vaccinated against certain preventable diseases.

Immunizations required in Georgia:

Child care and school attendance

See Immunization Requirements for Georgia Child Care and School Attendance on the Georgia Department of Public Health website.

7th grade

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade need proof of an adolescent pertussis booster vaccination called Tdap and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination called MCV4.

Read more detailed information about the 7th grade requirements.

11th grade

Effective July 1, 2021, all students who are new entrants or transfers into a Georgia school in the eleventh grade, will require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, unless their first dose was received on or after their sixteenth birthday.

Read more about this change at the Georgia Department of Public Health.


Find out if your child is immunization-ready for child care or school.


Updated September 2, 2020.