Effective July 1st, 2007:All children entering kindergarten, sixth grade, or new
entrants (children of any age entering Georgia schools for the first time or returning to Georgia schools after being out of our system for a year) will need:
**2 Doses of MMR or 2 doses of Measles vaccine, 2 doses of Mumps vaccine and 1 dose ofRubella vaccine, or year for serology.
**2 doses of varicella (Chicken pox vaccine) or have a year for history of the disease, diagnosis, or serology.
A new form 3231 Immunization certificate (rev. 3/2007) is available in GRITS now. This new certificate is required to be issued after July 1, 2007. Certificates issued prior to July 1, 2007 can be either the old form 3231 (rev 10/2003) or the new form 3231 (rev 3/2007).
For students registering for school, the old certificate, form 3231 (rev 10/2003) issued prior to July 1, 2007 is acceptable if they have:
**2 Doses of MMR or 2 doses of Measles vaccine, 2 doses of Mumps vaccine, and 1 doseof Rubella or year for serology.
**2 doses of varicella (Chicken pox vaccine) or have a year for history of the disease,diagnosis, or serology.
You must check for these vaccines, even if the certificate is marked complete. If thecertificate is marked complete and the child does not have these vaccines, or serology for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella or a history or diagnosis of chickenpox disease,he/she must return to his primary care provider or public health center to receive thevaccines and a new certificate.
Below is a flyer from the Center for Disease Control which outlines the new requirements.