State law addresses vaccinations.
Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 160-5-1-.28. Student Enrollment and Withdrawal
- (d) Enrollment Documentation.
- During the enrollment process, LEAs shall adhere to:
- (i) The provisions of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-771 concerning the immunization of students, which includes an exception for religious grounds;
Georgia Compiled Rules & Regulations 511-2-2-.02. Immunization Required
(a) Except as otherwise provided, immunization against the following diseases shall be required of all children entering a school or childcare facility operating in the state: (1) Diphtheria; (2) Haemophilus influenzae type B (not required on or after the fifth birthday); (3) Hepatitis A; (4) Hepatitis B; (5) Measles; (6) Meningitis; (7) Mumps; (8) Pertussis; (9) Pneumococcal disease (not required on or after the fifth birthday); (10) Poliomyelitis; (11) Rubella (German measles); (12) Tetanus; and (13) Varicella (chickenpox).
Georgia Department of Public Health Immunization
Site provides information on immunization requirements, including back-to-school immunizations.
Site provides immunization information, guidance, and resources for school nurses.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-771. Immunization of students
(b) No child shall be admitted to or attend any school or facility in this state unless the child shall first have submitted a certificate of immunization to the responsible official of the school or facility.