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Requirements and Recommendations

According to the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, applicants who have not previously attended Georgia Perimeter College must submit proof of all required immunizations certified by a health official.

The Board of Regents and the Division of Public Health of the Georgia Department of Human Resources developed the requirements and recommendations outlined in the tables below. The following immunizations are required of all new applicants to Georgia Perimeter College.

Applicants MUST SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING in order to document proof of required immunizations. No other documentation will be accepted.

  • Georgia Perimeter College Certificate of Immunization
  • Georgia County Health Department Immunization History Printout
  • Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services Printout
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231)
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Certificate of Immunization


  • Required - Proof of Immunization or Naturally-Aquired Immunity

    VACCINE REQUIREMENT REQUIRED FOR:
    Measles (Rubeola) Two (2) doses of live measles vaccine (combined measles-mumps-rubella or "MMR" meets this requirement), with first dose at 12 months of age or later and second dose at least 28 days after the first dose
    or
    Laboratory/serologic evidence of immunity Students born in 1957 or later
    Mumps Two (2) doses of live mumps vaccine (combined measles-mumps-rubella or "MMR" meets this requirement), with first dose at 12 months of age or later and second dose at least 28 days after the first dose
    or
    Laboratory/serologic evidence of immunity Students born in 1957 or later
    Rubella (German Measles) One (1) dose at 12 months of age or later (MMR meets this requirement)
    or
    Laboratory/serologic evidence of immunity Students born in 1957 or later
    Varicella (Chicken Pox) Two (2) doses spaced at least 3 months apart if both doses are given before the student's 13th birthday
    or
    If first dose given after the student's 13th birthday: Two (2) doses at least 4 weeks apart
    or
    History of varicella disease (chicken pox)
    or
    Laboratory/serologic evidence of immunity
    or
    History of herpes zoster (shingles) All U.S. born students born in 1980 or later

    All foreign born students regardless of year born
    Tetanus/Diphtheria One dose of Tdap for person if they have not previously received Tdap
    or
    One Td booster dose if it has been 10 years after receiving Tdap

    All students

    Recommendation: Tdap can be administered regardless of interval since the last tetanus or diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine. Tetanus/diphtheria containing boosters are recommended every 10 years throughout adulthood. A single dose of Tdap is recommended to replace a single dose of Td. Students who are unable to document a primary series of three (3) doses of tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine (DTaP, DTP, or Td) are strongly advised to complete a three-dose primary series.
    Hepatitis B Three (3) dose hepatitis B series (0, 1-2, and 4-6 months)
    or
    Three (3) dose combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B series (0, 1-2, and 6-12 months)
    or
    Two (2) dose hepatitis B series of Recombivax  (0 and 4-6 months, given at 11-15 years of age)
    or
    Laboratory/serologic evidence of immunity or prior infection Required for all students who will be 18 years of age or less at the time of expected matriculation.

    Recommendation: It is strongly recommended that all students, regardless of their age at matriculation, discuss hepatitis B immunization with their health care provider.

    Not Required - Additional Immunization Recommendations

    VACCINE RECOMMENDATION
    Meningococcal One (1) dose meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for unvaccinated persons 21 years or younger
    or
    One (1) booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for persons 21 years or younger if received initial MCV4 dose when younger than age 16 years.  If initial dose given at age 16 or over, no booster dose required.
    or
    Signed documentation that student (or parent or guardian if student is under 18 years old) has received and reviewed information about the disease as required by O.C.G.A § 31-12-3.2
    Influenza Annual vaccination at the start of influenza season (October-March)
    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Three (3) dose HPV series. Dose #2 given 4-8 weeks after dose #1, and dose #3 given 6 months after dose #1 (at least 10 weeks after dose #2)
    Hepatitis A Two (2) dose hepatitis A series (0 and 6-12 months)
    or
    Three (3) dose combined hepatitis A and hepatitis B series (0, 1-2, and 6-12 months)
    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide One (1) dose for persons < 65 years if they have chronic illness or other risk factor including but not limited to: diabetes, asthma, asplenia, sickle cell disease, cochlear implant recipient, HIV infection or other immunocompromising condition
    or
    One (1) dose for unvaccinated persons > 64 years
    Other Vaccines Other vaccines may be recommended for students with underlying medical conditions and students planning international travel.  Students meeting these criteria should consult with their physicians or health clinic regarding additional vaccine recommendations.