Immunizations and Vaccinations

Part of living a healthy lifestyle is protecting yourself from illnesses. Immunizations can help reduce absences from work, school and other events, as well as decrease the spread of illness in your home, workplace and community. Adult and childhood immunizations are available at all local county health departments in South Health District.

Select your county to learn more about your local health department:
Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner.

Not sure what immunizations you or a loved one may need? Visit the links below for an immunization schedule:

Birth to 6 years of age:
Immunization schedule – English
Immunization schedule – Spanish
Customized childhood immunization schedule
Catch-up immunization schedule

7 to 18 years of age:
Immunization schedule – English
Immunization schedule – Spanish
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

Adult Immunizations:
Immunization schedule
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

Vaccines for Children
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels in the United States, especially infants and young children. This effort requires wide participation and collaboration 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. Fore more information visit the Georgia Department of Public Health’s VFC webpage.

For information on safety visit the CDC’s website on Vaccine Safety.

Traveling out of the United States and need vaccine information? Visit our webpage on Travel Immunizations.

Need an immunization form to enter school? No matter where you get your immunizations in Georgia, your local health department can provide you with your immunization history through the Georgia Registry of Immunizations and Transactions (GRITS). An administration fee may apply if you are not receiving immunizations at the same time.