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Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements for School Attendance
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CCPS is committed to sharing information with parents, students, staff, and communities about immunization requirements for school attendance in accordance with the Official Code of Georgia O.C.G.A § 20-2-771. Information is updated and aligned 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).

Certificates of Immunization are required by Georgia Law 20-2-771. All kindergarten, sixth, and seventh-grade students, all students new to Georgia, and students coming from any private school must have the Georgia Certificate of Immunization 3231 form signed by a licensed healthcare provider or the county health department. Click here for http://www.claytoncountypublichealth.org/

For students entering from out-of-state schools, please contact your local Health Department or a Georgia-licensed physician to have immunizations transferred to the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231). You will need to have your immunization record from your state to transfer immunizations to Form 3231. All requirements apply to students transferring from out-of-state schools to Georgia schools.

*New enrollees include anyone who is entering Georgia schools for the first time or is returning to a Georgia school after being gone for more than 12 months or one school year.

ALL certificates of immunization must be marked “Complete for Attendance” OR have a future expiration date. Expired certificates will not be accepted for enrollment.

KINDERGARTEN (Requirements for K-6)

  • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
  • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
  • Three (3) Hepatitis B
  • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
  • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
  • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]


Rising 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

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

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.


New 11th Grade Immunization Requirements

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, 2020, 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. 

Additional Requirements

  • Certificates must be signed by a physician licensed in GA or public health official. A stamp of a Physician’s signature is permissible when cosigned by an office staff member. 
  • Certificates must have a printed typed or stamped name and address of the physician, health department or Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (GRITS) official issuing the certificate.
  • Certificates must have a complete date of issue with the month, day and year.