School Health Form and Immunization Requirements

No student shall be admitted for the first time to any public kindergarten or elementary school in a school division unless the student shall furnish, prior to admission a comprehensive physical examination of a scope prescribed by the State Health Commissioner performed within the twelve months prior to the date that the student first enters such public kindergarten or elementary school, or records establishing that the student furnished a report upon prior admission to another school or school division and providing the information contained in the report.

School Entrance Health Form (MCH213G) (PDF)

Virginia Department of Education Enrollment and Health Information

Immunization Requirements

No student shall be admitted by a school unless at the time of admission the student or his/her parent submits documentary proof of immunization on the State’s School Entrance Health Form to the admitting official of the school or unless the student is exempted from immunization for medical or religious reasons, the student is a homeless child or youth or the student is in foster care.

Virginia Department of Health Immunization Requirements

VDH School and Day Care Minimum Immunization Requirements

Requisitos De Vacunacion (PDF)

NEW! Rising 7th Graders Need T-DAP Vaccine Before New School Year Starts​

The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in the 2019 legislative session that changes the grade in which students receive the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) adolescent booster vaccine from sixth to seventh grade. This legislation, effective July 1, 2019, aligns with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, changing the minimum recommended age for the Tdap adolescent booster vaccine from 10 to 11 years. As a result, a routine adolescent booster dose of Tdap should not be administered to students younger than 11 years of age. Students who received a Tdap immunization at age 10 will not need another Tdap vaccine to enter seventh grade.

By state law, without proof of this immunization or an exemption on file, children will not be able to enroll in school for the 2019–20 school year. A list of frequently asked questions from the Virginia Department of Health may help to answer concerns or questions. Parents are urged to call their child’s doctor or local health district if they have additional questions.

Parents should check with their doctor to be sure their children have all required vaccines. Proof of immunization or documented exemption must be presented before students begin seventh-grade classes for the school year.

Shots may be obtained from a doctor, military clinic, or the Prince William Health District. Take a copy of proof of the Tdap vaccine to your child’s middle school as soon as possible between now and the start of the new school year and keep a copy for your files.

The Prince William Health District may be reached at the following locations and telephone numbers: 9301 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110, 703.792.6301, and 4001 Prince William Parkway, Ste. 101, Woodbridge, VA 22191, 703.792.7300.

Please take the time to get your student this important protection and to get their proof of the vaccine on file at their middle school before their 7th grade school year begins.