The Georgia Department of Public Health requires that all students entering 7th grade provide proof of a whooping cough booster vaccine (Tdap) and meningococcal vaccine (MCV4). If your child has not met this requirement, he or she will not be able to return to school after October 4, 2022 without an updated Georgia Immunization Certificate. These shots can be given at our local health department or your doctor’s office. If you plan to go to the Appling County Health Department, please call 1-855-473-4374 to make an appointment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact the Appling County Health Department. Please bring a copy of your child’s updated immunization certificate to Appling County Middle School before the above deadline. Make sure that the name on the certificate reflects the same name used at school. Failure to take care of this requirement by the deadline will result in your child being sent home.