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Immunizations and Health Requirements

Virginia state law requires that students be fully immunized against DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus), Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Varicella in order to attend school. A certificate from a licensed physician stating that the student has been successfully immunized against communicable diseases as required by state law at the time of registration. Students MUST meet all the immunization requirements before beginning school. The statute does include exemptions from this law for medical and religious reasons. Your school nurse can answer any questions regarding your child’s immunization status. Virginia school entrance laws:

  • TP, DtaP, DT, TD : OR TDAP:
    • Minimum 4 doses with 1 dose on or after 4th birthday.
    • TDAP booster vaccine before entry into 7th grades.
    • Minimum of 4 doses with 1 dose on or after 4th birthday for all new students.
    2 doses of measles
    2 doses of mumps for entry into kindergarten
    1 dose of rubella
    All at 12 months (365 days) or older
    Second dose for entry into kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • HEPATITIS B (HEP B): (Hib is not Hep B)
    • 3 doses all grades.
    • 2 doses of Recombivax for 11-15 years only.
    • HPV
    • 3 doses
    • 6th grade girls only - If no documentation provided, do not exclude.
    • 1 dose at 12 months (365 days) or older
    • 2 doses to enter kindergarten, 1st - 9th grades.
    • 1 dose, grades Pre-K, 10, 11, 12.
    • Documentation from physician indicating your child had chickenpox on immunization form.
    • PRE-K only - 2-4 doses depending on age at first dose.
    • 1st dose before entry into 7th grade.
    • One dose before entry into 12th grade.

All new students AND KINDERGARTENERS are required to provide a report of a comprehensive physical examination, signed by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner, performed within twelve months of the initial enrollment date. Virginia State Form MCH-213-G.