IMMUNIZATIONS - SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

Don’t wait until school starts; get your child vaccinated today! 

All children attending day care, kindergarteners, rising 7th graders, and those students new to the State of Georgia or transferring from a private school are required to have certain immunizations to attend public school. We offer all of these vaccinations at four of our convenient locations in Cobb and Douglas counties. Find out more below on the requirements by age and grade,  locations vaccines are available (no appointments required) and additional information.

Childhood Immunization Schedule

Recommended Immunizations English Version Spanish Version
For Babies (Birth – 15 months) English Version Spanish Version
For Children (Birth through 6 years) English Version Spanish Version

Daycare/School Immunization Certificates

Georgia law requires children attending daycare or school to be protected from certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Cobb & Douglas Public Health offer vaccines to protect children and prepare them for school at clinics throughout both counties.

According to the law, parents who move to Georgia from another state and enroll their child in a Georgia school for the first time must provide the child’s daycare center or school with a Certificate of Immunization (Form # 3231) within 30 days of enrollment. This certificate verifies that the child has received the immunizations recommended for his/her age. Certificate of Immunization record transfers are provided to clients for $5.00 per child.

Parents can obtain this certificate from the child’s private physician or local Cobb & Douglas Public Health Center. Parents should bring a complete record of the child’s immunizations in order to complete the certificate. If a child needs additional immunizations to meet the requirements of Georgia law, the private physician or Public Health Center staff can administer these immunizations, and parents can obtain a certificate at the same time.

School Screenings (Vision, Hearing, Dental & Nutrition – Form 3300)

Cobb & Douglas Public Health also provides Vision, Hearing, Dental & Nutrition Screenings to children.  It has been a requirement for parents to present a completed Vision, Hearing, and Dental screening form (form 3300) to school authorities for children entering a Georgia school for the first time. That is still a requirement; however, effective for the 2014-2015 school year, the form was revised to include “nutrition” as a category. The nutrition category measures height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI).

New Immunization Requirements for Children Entering Seventh Grade, Effective July 1, 2014

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, seventh graders are now required to have the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines prior to entering school. Effective July 1, 2014, children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 12 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine. (“New entrant” means any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than 12 months or one school year).

Immunizations are offered on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Marietta, East Cobb, Douglasville and Acworth Public Health Centers. No appointments are needed, however, during high volume times we may need to suspend this service temporarily. Please see our Immunization Clinic FAQs below for more information. 

HPV – Learn more about vaccinating your sons and daughters against Human Papillomavirus-HPV, the leading cause of almost all Cervical Cancer.

For a list of accepted commercial insurance providers, please check here.

For more details, call the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Immunization Information Line at 770-514-2417 or call your local health care center.

To expedite your next immunization visit, please print and fill out the following forms before you arrive at Cobb and Douglas Public Health:

HIPAA

HIPAA- Spanish

Notice of Provider Privacy Practices

 

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC FAQ’S

Why is it important to immunize?

Vaccinations are administered to protect clients from vaccine preventable diseases. These vaccinations are developed to reduce the risk of infection by developing immunity to the disease over a period of time. The mission of the Immunization Clinic at Cobb & Douglas Public Health is to ensure that immunization rates remain high and vaccine preventable diseases remain low by making sure all clients receive the vaccines they need.

What are the risks of not getting vaccinated?

Clients who opt-out of getting vaccinated, not only put themselves at risk of getting vaccine preventable diseases, but also put other individuals (who are unable to be vaccinated) at risk for getting vaccine preventable diseases. Vaccine preventable diseases can be dangerous, and in some cases deadly. For more information on the importance of vaccinations, please click here.

Who should get vaccinated and what are the recommended vaccination schedules for children, teens, and adults?

It is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that infants, children, adolescents, adults, and elders be vaccinated at some point in his or her life. Required vaccinations may vary based on a number of factors including age and medical history. For a full list of recommended immunizations based on age group, please see the links below:

Recommended Immunizations English Version Spanish Version
For Babies (Birth – 15 months) English Version Spanish Version
For Children (Birth through 6 years) English Version Spanish Version
For Adults (19 years and older) English Version Spanish Version

What insurance plans are accepted for vaccinations? If my child does not have Medicaid or any other type of insurance, can he/she still receive immunizations?

If your Child is 0 to 18 years of age and has no health insurance, is on Medicaid, has PeachCare or insurance that does not cover the vaccine he/she is eligible for vaccines provided through the Vaccines for Children Program.  There is an administration fee of $21.90 charged per vaccine for vaccine supplied by the Vaccines for Children Program, however no child will be denied service for inability to pay this administration fee.

Cash, Discover, Visa and MasterCard will also be accepted.

For a list of accepted commercial insurance providers, please check here.

What do I need to bring to with me to get my child’s immunizations?

To ensure your child receives the required and/or recommended immunizations, please bring the following information with you:

  • Your child’s immunization record
  • Your child’s insurance information

I need an Immunization Certificate (Form 3231) for my child to attend school or daycare; can the Immunization Clinic provide me with the proper documentation?

Yes, the Immunization Clinic can complete an Immunization Certificate (Form 3231) and administer any immunizations based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and State of Georgia requirements. Please bring your child in with his or her immunization record to receive the required vaccines and to obtain a completed Immunization Certificate. For a summary of Georgia Immunization Requirements for Child Care and School Attendance, please click here

I will be attending college soon; can the Immunization Clinic provide me with an Immunization Verification Form?

Yes, the Immunization Clinic is able to provide all students with the required and/or recommended vaccines and a completed Immunization Verification form when requested. For more information about which vaccines are required and which vaccines should be considered for students attending a Georgia public college, please click here. We are only able to print verification forms for students attending a college in Georgia. If you are attending a college out of the state, please bring your Immunization Verification form with you.

Do I need and appointment to receive my immunizations and what locations offer immunizations?

No, clients do not need an appointment to receive immunizations in the Immunization Clinic. Vaccines are administered on a first come, first serve basis. Please see below for more information on clinic locations and hours of operation:

Marietta Health Center 1650 County Services Parkway Marietta, Georgia 30008 – 770-514-2417
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

East Cobb Health Center 4958 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 120 Marietta, Georgia 30068 – 678-784-2180
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

Acworth Health Center 4489 Acworth Industrial Drive Acworth, Georgia 30101 – 770-974-3330
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

Douglasville Health Center 6770 Selman Drive Douglasville, Georgia 30134 – 770- 949-1970
Monday – Friday   8:00AM – 5:00PM

**Please Note: Due to the high volume of clients we see during “Back to School” immunizations, we may have to suspend services early.

*Immunizations for travel require an appointment. Please call Travel Health Services at 770-514-2485 to schedule an appointment.

 

Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Douglas County

6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Acworth
4489 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30101
(770) 974-3330
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Cobb County Environmental Health
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except on holidays
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Marietta – Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Marietta – Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Smyrna (WIC)
3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
(770) 438-5105
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East Cobb
4958 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 120
Marietta, Georgia 30068
(678) 784-2180
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South Cobb (WIC)
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
770-514-2389
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Adolescent Health & Youth Development/Health Promotion
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
(678) 385-1360
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Douglas Locations

Douglas
6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Douglas County Environmental Health/Douglas Underage Drinking Prevention Program
8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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