Immunization Section


Mission & Vision                           

Through collaboration with public and private providers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders, work to increase immunization rates for all Georgians and decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. Even though most infants and toddlers have received all recommended vaccines by age 2, many under-immunized children remain, leaving the potential for outbreaks of disease. Many adolescents and adults are under-immunized as well, missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases such as Hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumococcal disease.

Back to School Immunizations

New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements
Georgia's immunization requirements for children attending seventh grade have been revised to align with the current Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Effective July 1, 2014, all children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade, and children who are new entrants into a Georgia school in grades eight through twelve, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine. 

For more information regarding immunization, visit the links and resources provided.

Immunization News and Highlights

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year marks the 25th anniversary for NIIW which will be observed from April 27-May 4, 2019.

During NIIW, communities across the 50 U.S. states, 8 U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia celebrate the CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. The CDC Immunization Champion Award is an annual award given jointly by the CDC and the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), who joins this year as a new partner on the award. The Champions award recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution toward improving public health through thier work in childhood vaccination.

Please join us in congratulating Georgia's champion, Rochelle Liverman, Pharm D, for her work and dedication to childhood vaccination. Please see link below for photos and short bios of this year's CDC Immunization Champion Award recipients. 

 

 

 


Georgia Immunization Program
2 Peachtree Street, NW Suite 13.276
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Phone: (404) 657-3158 
Fax: (404) 657-1463
email:  DPH-Immunization@dph.ga.gov

 

 

 

 

 


Updated 04/30/2019