i've tried searching MDC but haven't found my anwser. i did find this in a internet search
but it was a PDF file last revised in 03. is this still current information? do i need to file something with the health department or do i just take a notarized letter into the school with DS other registration forms? can someone link me to a sample letter? i have no idea what i'm supposed to state and don't want to mess this up. DS is super excited about starting school.
The Official Code of Georgia provides for only two types of exemptions from immunization requirements:
1) Medical: Medical exemption for a vaccine should be filled in only when there is a physical disability or condition that contraindicates immunization for that particular vaccine. There must be an annual review of medical exemptions, and certificates must be reissued with or without indication of exemption.
2) Religious: For a child to be exempt from immunizations on religious grounds, the parent or guardian must furnish the school/facility with a notarized affidavit stating that immunization conflicts with his or her religious beliefs. There is no standard form for Religious Exemption. The school/facility must keep the affidavit on file and available for inspection by health officials in lieu of an Immunization Certificate.
Affidavits denoting religious exemption do not expire. O.C.G.A. §20-2-771(e).