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Immunization Requirements for Entry into School

Health Records must be submitted on a Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form ( | )

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All NEW Students (Pre-K to 12th)

  • *Immunization Records
  • **Tuberculosis (TB) test or??done within 12 months prior to starting school.

Only New Elementary Students (Pre-K to 5th)

  • Physical Examination done within 12 months prior to starting school.
  • Proof of two properly spaced doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine (HAV) are required for currently enrolled students entering kindergarten. The first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older.

Rising 7th Graders

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster
  • First dose of Meningococcal (MenACWY)
  • ***First dose of HPV vaccine

Rising 12th Graders

  • Meningococcal (MenACWY) booster (given after age 16)

*The immunization record should list the month, day and year of immunization for the minimum requirements for entry to school.

**Original Tuberculosis test or screening documentation must be submitted and:

  1. be signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or local health department official.
  2. include verification of a negative risk assessment or the results of a tuberculin skin test (TST) done within the prior 12 months.

***Parents may opt out of the HPV requirement by simply not getting the vaccine. No letter or certification of opt out status is required.


Where Can I Take My Student to Receive Vaccines or Get a Physical?

  • Talk to your schools to determine which of the following options for completing the school entry health requirements are best for your student:
  • Your students primary healthcare provider
    • Required vaccines and school physicals are typically covered by insurance plans. Make an appointment now to avoid the back-to-school rush!
  • Arlington County Immunization Clinic at 2100 Washington Blv
    • Required vaccines are provided at no cost; other recommended vaccines may include a fee (see website)
    • An appointment is required and wait times may vary.
    • Days and hours of operation can be found here:
  • Your students middle or high school health clinic
    • For the? 7th and 12th grade vaccine requirements of Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV, your will be providing school-based vaccination opportunities in Spring of 2023.
    • There is no cost to receive these vaccines at the school clinic, but eligibility and insurance status will be assessed as part of the mandatory consent process.
    • ?If vaccine is not able to be administered at the school for any reason, it remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that student complies with all school entry vaccine requirements.
  • Please reach out to your?if you have additional questions.

Other Health Information

SPORTS?C Students planning to participate in high school sports must complete a??and .

MEDICATIONS?C If your child will need medications or special procedures during school, visit??for additional forms (Medication Authorization Form, Severe Allergy Care Plan, etc.).

QUESTIONS?C Please reach out to your??for any questions about requirements for individual students or for support in making an appointment for a student to receive required vaccines through Arlington Countys Immunization Clinic:?.