• Immunization Requirements  


  • Click the TABS below for Frequently Asked Questions:


  • Click the TABS below for immunization requirements by grade level.

      Kingergarten (K)

      • Kindergarten (K) Immunization Requirements

        Vaccine Name

        Doses Required

        Notes

        DTP, DTaP, DT, Td

        4 or 5

        If 4th dose is given on or after the 4th birthday,
        5th dose is not needed

        Polio

        3 or 4

        4th dose of polio on or after 4th birthday

        required for children born on or after 1-1-06

        Hepatitis B

        3

         

        Measles

        2

        Or 2 doses of the MMR vaccine

        Mumps

        2

        Rubella

        1

        Hepatitis A

        2

        Required if born on or after 1/1/2006

        Varicella

        2

         

         

         

         

      Rising 7th Grade

      • Rising 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

         

        Vaccine Name

        Doses Required

        Notes

        DTP, DTaP, DT, Td

        4 or 5

        If 4th dose is given on or after the 4th birthday, a
        5th  dose is not needed.

        Polio

        3 or 4

        4th dose of polio on or after 4th birthday

        required for children born on or after 1-1-06

        Hepatitis B

        3

         

        Measles

        2

        Or 2 doses of the MMR vaccine

        Mumps

        2

        Rubella

        1

        Hepatitis A

        2

        Required if born on or after 1/1/2006

        Varicella

        2

         

         

         

         

        Tdap

        1

         

        Meningococcal /
        MCV4

        1

         

         

        Effective July 1, 2014, all 7th-grade students who were born on or after January 1, 2002, and all new entrants to grades 8-12 who are entering a Georgia school for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months (one school year) will be required to have:

        • 1 Dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) Vaccine AND
        • 1 Dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine /MCV4

        PLEASE NOTE: These changes only affect rising 7th graders (born on or after January 1, 2002) and students who are considered “new entrants” for grades 8-12.

         

      11th Grade

      • 11th-Grade Immunization Requirements

         

        Vaccine Name

        Doses Required

        Notes

        DTP, DTaP, DT, Td

        4 or 5

        If 4th dose is given on or after the 4th birthday,
        5th dose is not needed

        Polio

        3 or 4

        4th dose of polio on or after 4th birthday

        required for children born on or after 1-1-06

        Hepatitis B

        3

         

        Measles

        2

        Or 2 doses of the MMR vaccine

        Mumps

        2

        Rubella

        1

        Hepatitis A

        2

        Required if born on or after 1/1/2006

        Varicella

        2

         

         

         

         

        Tdap

        1

         

        Meningococcal /
        MCV4****

        2

        Booster Required for 11th grade entrance

         

        ****Important Information****

        Georgia's immunization requirements for students entering or transferring into the
        eleventh grade have been revised to align with the current recommendations of the
        Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of
        Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). 

        Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster
        dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine
        (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.

        Download this pdf file.  Meningococcal booster dose requirement update

        Download this pdf file.  Meningitis Vaccine Parent Letter (16 years oldbooster)

        Download this pdf file.  Meningitis Vaccine Parent Letter (16 years oldbooster) Español/Spanish 

        Download this pdf file.  MCV4 Poster 2021

        Booster

         

      • While not required for school, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is strongly recommended for children aged 11-12 and is available for young adults up to age 26. This vaccine plays a crucial role in preventing HPV infections, which can potentially lead to cancer later in life. Learn more about the HPV vaccine at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hpv/public/.