SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/requirements/

Tdap Update - New legislation from the state of Virginia, effective July 1, 2019, requires all 7th graders to have a Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) booster shot to start school on August, 2020. 

Other Immunizations Update: “Beginning July 1, 2021 the following vaccines will be added to Virginia school requirements with the specifics to be given to us in the future.

  a.  Rotavirus vaccine will be required for daycare and preschool age kids per CDC recommendations (2 doses routinely given as an infant).

  b.  Hep A vaccine will be required for all entering kinder per CDC recommendations (2 doses routinely given before the age of 3)

  c.  HPV vaccine will be required for boys as well as girls per CDC recommendations.  Also, the language will change from 3 doses to 2 total, again per CDC recommendations.

  d.  Meningitis vaccines will be required for teenagers per CDC recommendations.   (1st dose routinely given at age 11 and 2nd dose at age 16)”

CDC recommended immunization schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

Virginia Department of Health  

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
National Institute of Health (NIH)  

https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
World Health Organization (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019