Immunizations

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Back to School Immunizations

*Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.

*This is based on current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

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

Immunization Highlights

Adolescent Immunization Action Week (AIAW) is a yearly observance held April 1-5, highlighting the importance of adolescent immunizations by urging healthcare providers and parents to take action by getting their adolescents up to date on their vaccines. CDC recommends adolescents stay up to date with their routine vaccinations. On-time vaccination is critical to protect and prevent adolescents and young adults from getting sick and missing out on activities that are important to them. Learn more about it here.

 

For additional information and guidance on COVID-19, click here

For additional information and guidance on Influenza, click here

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.

Contact the Georgia Immunization Program
Phone: (404) 657-3158 
Fax: (404) 657-1463
email:  [email protected]

page updated 3/28/24