Immunization Certificate (Form 3231)
All children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending 7th grade and for new entrants into a Georgia school grades 8th - 12th must have received one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
"New Entrant" means any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after being absent from a Georgia school for more than twelve months or one school year.
A current and completed (must be marked complete for school attendance; no expiration date) Georgia Department of Human Resources Form 3231 is required by state law showing immunizations. This form may be obtained from the Forsyth County Health Department located at 428 Canton Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040 (770-781-6900) or a Georgia physician. Students coming from another state or country should contact a Georgia Health Department or Georgia physician to have their immunizations transferred to GA Form 3231.
IMPORTANT: If you do not have a completed Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231) by the time your registration appointment arrives, please keep your appointment and come in to register your child. You may return anytime during business hours to drop off the completed form and then your child will be enrolled.
There are two exceptions to this requirement of 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 Form 3231.
- 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 a GA Form 2208 and notarized.
NOTE: Many times during a registration appointment we see incomplete forms with items not filled out by a healthcare provider. Use the Example 3231 Form above to view a full breakdown of what to look for on your form. If you see items missing, notify the appropriate healthcare provider to obtain a corrected form. Children WILL NOT be enrolled unless an accurate and completed form is submitted. This can cause delays to your child's start day and also cause additional trips to the registration center.