A school health fair on Saturday will be offering new required school
vaccinations. All required vaccines and forms will be available 8
a.m.-noon at Cobb and Douglas Health-East Cobb, 4938
Lower Roswell Road, near Parkaire Mall.
Beginning in the 2014-2015
school year, seventh graders will be required to have the tetanus,
diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) vaccines
prior to entering school.
Effective July 1, children born on or
after Jan. 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade and new entrants
into Georgia schools in grades eight 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 one school year).
Proof of both vaccinations must be
documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate. For more information
about the School Health Fair, call Cobb and Douglas Public Health-East
Cobb at 678-784-2180 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.