Required Health Documentation for Forsyth County School Enrollment
Required Immunization Documentation
No child shall be admitted to or attend any school in the Forsyth County Public School system unless the child shall first have submitted a certificate of immunization to school officials. An up-to-date Georgia 3231 Form is required for enrollment.
For students entering from out-of-state schools, please contact a Georgia Health Department or a Georgia-licensed physician to have immunizations transferred to the Georgia Certificate of Immunization. (Georgia 3231 Form).
There are two exceptions to this requirement for certified immunization:
- A child who has a physical disability for whom vaccination is medically undesirable provided that the local board of health or any physician licensed under the laws of this state or of any other state having comparable laws governing the licensing of physicians has certified in writing to the effect that the child's health precludes him/her from having the immunization until whatever physical disability he/she has is relieved. Medical Exemption must be documented on the Georgia 3231 Form.
- A child whose parent or legal guardian objects to immunization of the child on the grounds that the immunization conflicts with the religious beliefs of the parent or guardian. Immunization may be required in cases when the disease for which the immunization is required is in epidemic stages. Documentation must be on the Georgia 2208 Form and must be notarized.
Georgia State law O.C.G.A 20-2-771 (h) provides that violation of this provision is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than 12 months.
An up-to-date Georgia 3231 Form includes 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
a 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 a spacing of six months or greater
5. Have two (2) doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or documentation of
disease or laboratory proof of immunity. If a child is under 4, at least 1 dose
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 receive one dose Tdap
(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose MCV (meningococcal conjugate
8. If your child is 16 years of age or older, entering 11th grade (including new entrants)
must receive one booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless
their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
Required Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening Documentation
No child beginning school for the first time or after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months or one school year, will be admitted to the Forsyth County Public School System unless the child has had a vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition examination (Georgia 3300 Form).
The child’s parent or legal guardian shall furnish the school system with a completed Georgia 3300 Form issued by a physician and dentist licensed by the State of Georgia or the health department acknowledging that the child has been examined.