Back to School Vaccines

Get Your Children's Now!

Could it already be time for school to start again? Yes!! Visit your local health department now and don’t wait until the last minute! Your child may need required immunizations or exams, especially if you are new to the public school system in Georgia.

All health departments are ready with all the vaccines your child may need through the age of 18. For students entering the 7th Grade, Tdap, and Meningococcal vaccines are required, as well as the HPV vaccine being highly recommended. For students ages 16 to 18, a second dose of the Meningococcal vaccine is also recommended. Bring your child’s shot record, or if your healthcare provider participates in the GRITS registry, records can be accessed at the health department.

Pre-K and Kindergarten children, and any children new to the Muscogee County School District also need Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screenings, which are also available during normal business hours.

If you are coming from another state to Muscogee County, our staff will be available to transfer your records for a nominal fee. Payment by cash, credit card or debit card will be collected at the time of service, and Medicaid, Peach Care, and some other insurances are accepted.

No appointment is necessary for immunizations. All health departments are open Monday through Friday. Visit to find the health department nearest you for their operating hours and contact information.

**Don’t wait! Beat the rush and have your children’s immunizations for school done today! ** In Columbus, call 706-321-6230 or visit for more information.

Courtesy: Columbus Health Department

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