Child’s Proof of Immunization and Health Screenings
According to theGeorgia Department of Education, Georgia law requires children attending school (Kindergarten–12th grade) to be age-appropriately immunized with all the required vaccines at the time of first entry in school. All students, regardless of grade, must have the Georgia Department of Human Resources Form 3231 immunization certificate marked “Complete for School”. Form 3231 is furnished by local health clinics or health care providers. Form 3231 must be marked "Complete for School" by a health care provider.
Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?
For a complete list of immunizations required by the Georgia Department of Public Health, view theSummary of Georgia Immunization Requirements for School Attendance webpage.
Please refer to the Georgia Department of Health Immunization Section webpage for answers to manyfrequently asked questions.
Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?
Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots they need to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.
What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?
If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through this program:
A student may be exempt from immunizations for medical reasons or religious beliefs. The following documents must be submitted for students seeking an exemption from immunizations:
Required Health Screenings
All students, regardless of grade level, must provide certification of eye, ear, and dental examinations on the Georgia Department of Human Resources Form 3300. Forms may be obtained and completed at yourlocal public health clinic or physician's office.