Immunizations

  • Immunization Requirement for School Entry:

    • Children entering school are required by Alabama Law (Code of Alabama 1975, δ16-30-4) to present a Certificate of Immunization (COI), formerly known as a “Blue Card."
    • If a child has received all required vaccines and only needs a COI, the COI can be printed at the school by the school nurse. 
    • Children entering Kindergarten need the following vaccines: DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis), Polio, MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), and Varicella.  
    • Children entering the 6th grade (ages 11 and 12) need the following vaccine: Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and Pertussis).
     
    Religious Exemption:
     
    A written objection from the parent or guardian of a student or child based on religious tenets and practices shall be submitted in person by the parent or guardian to the County Health Department for issuance of a Certificate of Religious Exemption from the required immunizations or testing.
     
    Medical Exemption:
     
    A licensed healthcare provider can provide individual exemptions from the required immunizations or testing on a Certificate of Medical Exemption. The Certificate of Medical Exemptions is required to be on forms approved by the Alabama Department of Public Health and will be accepted in lieu of the Certificate of Immunization.
     
    Contact Info:

    Call your school nurse for questions related to back-to-school vaccines. 

    Call the Baldwin County Health Department at (251) 947-1910 for questions related to exemptions or to schedule an appointment. 

    Online Resources:

     Alabama Department of Public Health Immunization Info

     
     
     
     
    Events

    Summer 2024 Back-to-School Walk-In Vaccine Clinics:

    July 29-30 @ Baldwin County Health Department, 23280 Gilbert Dr, Robertsdale, AL 36567

    August 6-8 @ Baldwin County Health Department, 23280 Gilbert Dr, Robertsdale, AL 36567