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 ofPolio (OPV and/or IPV). The final dose must be given on or after the fourth birthdayand must be at least six months from the third dose.3. Have two (2) doses of Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) or 2 doses ofMeasles 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
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 conjugatevaccine).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), unlesstheir initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.For students entering from out-of-state schools, please contact the Georgia Health Departmentor 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.