The following are admission requirements to public and private schools in Georgia:

  1. Every child admitted initially to a public school operating in Georgia shall furnish to the school authorities a Certificate of Eye, Ear, Dental and BMI Examinations (Form 3300) signed by a private Georgia licensed practitioner (physician), nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or a qualified representative of a local department of health.
  2. Every child admitted to or attending any school in Georgia shall have in his/her permanent school record a School Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231).  Two doses of measles, two doses of mumps and one dose of rubella vaccine, administered on or after the child’s first birthday and at least 4 weeks apart, are required for students attending school (K-12th grade) in Georgia. Additionally, two doses of varicella (chickenpox vaccine) or serologic proof/history of having had chickenpox disease is required for students born on or after July1, 2007. Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine are required for all students attending school. Two doses of Hepatitis A for all students born on or after 2006, or for newly admitted student.  The number of required doses of polio and diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis containing vaccines will depend upon the child’s age at the time of administration and spacing intervals between each dose.  One dose of Tdap and one dose of Meningitis vaccines are required for all students born on or after January 1, 2002 and/or entering the 7th grade.  A child entering the Georgia school system for the first time at any age from 5 to 19 is required to have all of the above.

Immunizations and Eye, Ear, Dental and BMI screenings may be obtained at the Health Department or any private Georgia licensed practitioner (physician).

IMPORTANT: A copy of the child’s immunization record (dates immunizations given) must be presented to the health department before an immunization certificate can be issued.  If the student has received vaccinations from another provider within the state of Georgia, it may be possible to find the immunization history in GRITS (Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services).  It will depend upon the number of doses of vaccines received and the age at which the child received the vaccines as to whether or not the child will show adequate immunization status.

These certificates may be obtained from a physician or health department.

Health Department Fees and Payment Methods

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Medicaid, Peachstate, Amerigroup, Wellcare, Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Coventry, and United Health Insurance.

Immunizations (each vaccine given if no insurance coverage or insurance coverage does not cover immunizations) -$21.93

Eye, Ear, Dental and BMI – $47.00

Eye, Ear, Dental & BMI Replacement Certificate – $7.00

Hearing, Vision, Dental, or BMI Screening (each screen) – $10.00

Certificate (3231) issued when service is rendered for immunizations – No Charge

Certificate (3231) issued when no other service is rendered (transferring of immunization records, replacing lost certificates, etc. – $7.00

The Vaccines for Children Program

The Vaccine for Children Program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to clients who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover vaccines.  The $21.93 fee that is charged is an administrative fee; there is no charge for the vaccine.

Those clients who have private health insurance that reimburses for vaccines but we do not accept are required to pay on the date the services are provided. Please contact the Fayette Co. Health Department at the number listed above to inquire for further information.