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Meningococcal Booster Shot

Meningococcal Disease

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday.

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. - GDPH

Please see the releases provided from the Georgia Department of Public Health for additional information.