Updated: Noviembre 29, 2013

Contact Information

Georgia Department of Public Health
Two Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, 30303
Phone: (404) 657-3158
Fax: (404) 657-2715

Vaccine Requirements for the State of Georgia

Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.

Vaccine Age/Grade Comments
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 2 months: 1 dose. 4 months: 2 doses. 6 months: 3 doses. 12-18 months: 4 doses. 1 dose of DPT/DTaP/DT must be on or after the 4th birthday

K-12- 4-6 years (school entry): 5 doses. 1 dose of DPT/DTaP/DT must be on or after the 4th birthday. If the 4th dose was on or after the 4th birthday, the 5th dose is not needed.

One dose of Tdap is recommended for persons 7- 10 years. Tdap can be administered regardless of the interval since the last Td. If a primary series is indicated, one dose preferably the first dose, should be Tdap.

Hepatitis A Day Care, K-12 2 doses. Hepatitis A vaccine should be administered to all children born on or after January 1, 2006.
Hepatitis B Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- age appropriate

K-12- three doses required prior to entry for children born after January 1, 1992.

The 3rd dose of Hepatitis B vaccine should be given a minimum of 4 months after the 1st dose and 2 months after the 2nd dose and not before 24 weeks of age.

Hib Day Care, Head Start Day Care, Head Start - 3 or 4 doses (depending on brand of vaccine used), 2 months apart. 7-11 months: 2 doses, 2 months apart. 12-14 months: 1 dose. 15-59 months: 1 dose.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 12-18 months: 1st dose due. 4-6 years: 2nd dose due, but can be given at 11-12 years. 11-12 years: must have 2nd dose

K-12- 4-6 years: 2 dose due. The MMR requirement is 1 dose of mumps vaccine, 1 dose of rubella vaccine, and 2 doses of measles vaccine. The vaccines may be given as MMR (combined) or as single antigens.

College/University- second dose of measles is required for University System freshman and new enrollees

Meningococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Pneumococcal Day Care, Head Start The number of doses in the four-dose PCV series depends on age at 1st dose. The last dose in the series should be given at least 2 months after the previous dose and not before 12 months of age.
Polio Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 2 months: 1st dose due. 4 months: 2nd dose due. 6-18 months: 3rd dose due. 4-6 years: 4th dose due. If child has received all OPV or all IPV and dose 3 was given on or after the 4th birthday, dose 4 is not needed. If child has received a mix of OPV and IPV, all 4 doses are needed regardless of age at the initial dose and/or age at the 3rd dose.

K-12- 3 doses, last dose on or after 4th birthday

Varicella K-12 Two doses of varicella vaccine are required for children entering school at any level, K-12, for the first time. For children already enrolled, the second dose is required at 6th grade. If given before age 12, the doses should be separated by 3 months, however, the 2nd dose does not need to be rep eated if administered ≥ 1 month after 1st dose. If given on or after the 13th birthday, the doses should be separated by 4 or more weeks.