Back to School Info: What You Need to Know About Immunizations

Published: 07/03/19

From newborns to college, you can help protect your children from 16 serious diseases by getting them vaccinated. The state of Alabama requires students entering both public and private schools to provide proof of vaccination through a COI, or certification of immunization. The Department of Human Resources also requires children two months and older to have a COI if they are entering a daycare. Make sure your kids get any needed vaccines before the back-to-school rush!

What is a Certificate of Immunization (COI)?

Formerly known as the “blue card”, a COI is a record of all immunizations. You may contact the provider or county health department who administered your vaccines, or ask your current provider if they have access to Alabama's immunization registry, ImmPRINT, to locate your record.

What Vaccines are recommended?

It is important to make sure your child receives the recommended vaccines on schedule to ensure their long-term health. For more information, please visit alabamapublichealth.gov.


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