Even though the beginning of the new school year is still a few weeks away, it is never too early to prepare to go Back-to-School.
Cobb & Douglas Public Health is now offering Back-to-School immunizations and screenings at all five health clinic locations (Marietta, Douglasville, Smyrna, Acworth-Kennesaw and East Cobb).
In the fall, children from kindergarten to college will be returning to school. “We want to ensure that every student, whether just starting elementary school or entering college, is fully protected,” stated Priti Kolhe, District Immunization Director, Cobb & Douglas Public Health.
As always, children entering kindergarten, or those who are new to Georgia for the school year will need an Immunization Certificate, Georgia Form 3231 and a dental, vision, hearing and nutrition screening (Form 3300). Children entering kindergarten may need to get a second dose of varicella (chicken pox), measles and mumps vaccines and a booster dose of DTap and IPV.
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 (called “Tdap”) and an adolescent meningococcal vaccination (MCV4). Proof of both vaccinations must be documented on the Georgia Immunization Certificate (Form 3231).
Appointments to receive vaccinations are not required. For more information, contact Cobb & Douglas Public Health at 770-514-2300 or visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.
About Cobb & Douglas Public Health
Cobb & Douglas Public Health, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has been committed to the mission of “Healthier Lives. Healthier Community.” since 1920. We are dedicated to improving our residents’ quality of life by tracking and preventing the spread of disease, promoting health and safety, providing exceptional medical services, and ensuring that our community is prepared for public health emergencies. For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org.