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Georgia Immunization Registry (GRITS)

Mission & Vision

The Georgia Immunization Registry is designed to collect and maintain accurate, complete and current vaccination records to promote effective and cost-efficient disease prevention and control. The Georgia Immunization Registry law, passed in 1996 and expanded by House Bill 1526, requires reporting by " any person who administers a vaccine or vaccines licensed for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration to a person." Several options are available for submitting immunization records to the Registry. Georgia's immunization providers also have quick and easy access to immunization records on individuals and able to generate a variety of reports on their immunization status.

Goals

  • Assure that all persons in Georgia receive appropriate, timely immunizations to lead healthy, disease-free lives
  • Assist public health officials in assessing and improving community immunization status
  • Assist providers and public health officials in reminding individuals when they or their children need or are past due for vaccination(s)
  • Assure access to up-to-date immunization records of Georgians
  • Assist providers in evaluating the immunization status of their patients
  • Avoid duplicate immunizations
  • Meet the needs of Georgia's Immunization Registry mandate
  • Provide a Registry that is cost-effective, user friendly, and efficient.

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