August is National Immunization Month

August is national immunization awareness month.

Georgia district two public health is taking the opportunity to remind residents to make sure everyone in the family is up-to-date on their vaccinations.

District two public health spokesman Dave Palmer says that August is a good time to issue this reminder because of students heading back to school. Every child in a Georgia school system, kindergarten through 12th grade, attending a childcare facility, or a new student of any age entering a Georgia school for the first time is required by law to have a Georgia immunization form 3231.

For more information on vaccinations, go to and look for “immunization requirements.”