If your student turns 16 years old on or after the first day of school, August 4 2022, the MCV4 booster will be required within 30 calendar days after their 16th birthday to continue school enrollment.
If your teen is 16 years old, it is strongly recommended getting the vaccination as soon as possible to avoid the summer rush. Getting the MCV4 now will not only help protect your child against the ongoing threat of meningitis. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness that affects the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can cause shock, coma and death within hours of the first symptoms. To help protect your children and others from meningitis, Georgia law requires students to be vaccinated against this disease, unless the child has an exemption.
If you have questions, please contact your healthcare provider, the Public Health Department (706-868-3330) or your school nurse.