An update from the Georgia Department of Public Health:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, implementation of the 11th grade meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) booster dose requirement was postponed to July 1, 2021. School entrance should NOT be impacted for students age 16 years or older who have not received at least one dose of (MCV4) vaccine. The Georgia Immunization Program strongly encourages providers to administer the (MCV4) booster dose per ACIP recommendations. GRITS released a newer version of the immunization certificate (Form 3231) in preparation for the new requirement, originally slated to go into effect this school year. As a result, parents who elect to defer the MCV4 booster dose may present at enrollment with an expired immunization certificate. Expired certificates for these students will be accepted for the ’20-’21 school year. Please be advised, this provision ONLY applies to the (MCV4) booster dose requirement. All other school entrance requirements will be enforced. Additional guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health will be released very soon.