Mandatory Meningococal Booster Shots for 11th Graders

School Vaccines

UPDATED INFORMATION
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work diligently with health care providers, local public health departments and many other health partners in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For this reason, DPH has decided to revise its rules and POSTPONE implementation of the high school meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) booster dose requirement from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021.
Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.
We strongly recommend that students and families reach out to their healthcare provider to discuss all recommended vaccinations, including the MCV4 vaccine.

The Department of Public Health of Georgia (DPH) continues to work diligently with health care providers, local public health departments and many other health partners in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of 2019. For this reason, DPH decided to review its rules and the POSTPONE implementation of the Combined High School Meningococcus Vaccine reinforcement requirement (MCV4) from July 1, 2020 to 1 July 2021.

As of July 1, 2021, children 16 years old and older entering 11th grade (including newly admitted) should have received a dose of reinforcement of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless your starting dose has been administered in or afterwards turns 16

We strongly recommend that students and families communicate with their health care provider to analyse all recommended vaccines, including the MCV4. vaccine.

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