Programs & Services
The mission and vision of the Georgia Immunization program is through collaboration with public and private providers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders, work to increase immunization rates for all Georgians and decrease the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The Immunization Program supports and utilizes activities that will enhance the public's awareness of the importance of immunizations for all age groups.
- The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program requires wide participation of private healthcare providers to reach children who might not otherwise receive vaccine because of financial barriers or who might receive vaccines late because they would be referred to another setting for free vaccines. This federally funded program supplies vaccine free of charge to participating providers.
- Georgia Registry of Immunizations and Transactions (GRITS) is designed to collect and maintain accurate, complete and current vaccination records to promote effective and cost-efficient disease prevention and control. The Georgia Immunization Registry law, passed in 1996 and expanded by House Bill 1526, requires reporting by “any person who administers a vaccine or vaccines licensed for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration to a person." Several options are available for submitting immunization records to the Registry. GRITS allows Georgia's immunization providers to have quick and easy access to immunization records on individual children and to generate a variety of reports on their immunization status.
- ATTENTION PARENTS: Georgia Law requires a second chicken pox vaccine prior to entering 6th grade and a new 3231 immunization form. Also, if your child is 11 years old, several vaccines are recommended and those vaccines are: TDAP, Meningitis, HPV (females) and Hepatitis A. If you have any questions, please contact your local health department or private provider. Remember...6th grade is on its way, so don’t delay and let a VACCINE get away.
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