• Immunization Requirements for
    Forsyth County Schools

     

    ALL CHILDREN ENTERING FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED
    TO MEET THE FOLLOWING:

     
     
       1.    Have the required doses of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP) and Hepatitis B. 
              
       2.    If your child was born on or after July 1, 2006, he must have at least four doses of
              Polio (OPV and/or IPV).  The final dose must be given on or after the fourth birthday
              and must be at least six months from the third dose.
     
      3.     Have two (2) doses of Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) or 2 doses of 
              Measles vaccine, two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and one (1) dose of Rubella 
              vaccine or laboratory proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps or Rubella.  If 
              child is under 4, at least 1 dose is required.
     

      4.    If your child was born on or after January 1, 2006, he must have two (2) doses of 
             Hepatitis A (Hep A) vaccine or laboratory proof of immunity.  The first dose must 
             be given on or after the first birthday with spacing of six months or greater 
             between doses.

     

       5.    Have two (2) doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or documentation of 
              disease or laboratory proof of immunity.  If child is under 4, at least 1 dose 
              is required.
     
       6.    If your child is under five (5) years of age, he must have protection against 
              pneumococcal disease.  He will need the Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine 
              (PCV).  The number of doses needed, will depend on the child’s age.  Your 
              child must have at least 3 doses of HIB.
     
       7.    If your child is entering 7th grade, he must have received one dose Tdap
              (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose MCV (meningococcal conjugate
              vaccine).
     
       8.   If your child  is 16 years of age or older, entering 11th grade (including new entrants)
             must received one booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless
             their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
     
    For students entering from out-of-state schools, please contact the Georgia Health Department
    or a Georgia-licensed physician to have immunizations transferred to the Georgia Certificate
    (Form 3231).
     
    All immunizations are required to be on Georgia Form 3231 and must be current. 
    A Hearing, Vision, Dental, and Nutrition screening must also be completed on
    Georgia Form 3300 in order for your child to be enrolled in Forsyth County Schools.
     
       *  A new entrant is defined as: any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent 
            from a Georgia school for more than twelve months or one school year.
      
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                             Revised 7/2021