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IMMUNIZATION/HEALTH FORM CHANGES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

All students born on or after January 1, 2002 and entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade in Georgia need proof of an adolescent pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccination (Tdap) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination(MCV4) All new entrants transferring into the 8th through 12th grades are also subject to the new requirements. Another change for the 2014 – 2015 is the Georgia Department of Public Health Form 3300, Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening. This form is required when a child is being admitted for the first time to public schools in Georgia.

During the 2013 – 2014 school, school authorities could accept the old form or the new form. However, for the 2014-2015 school years only the new Form 300(Rev 2013) shall be accepted. The front and back of the new Georgia Department of Public Health Form 3300, Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening form contains updated information and there is also an added section for nutrition screening.

Please help inform parents and school staff about these important changes for next school year.