School Enrollment Health Requirements

 Health Requirements for School Enrollment

  
The Code Of Virginia requires that ALL students enrolling in school provide proof of meeting the required school health entry requirements  before starting. Documentation that school health entry requirements have been met MUST be provided before your child can start school.


Immunization Requirements:
  • A second dose of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) is required before entering kindergarten.
  • A second dose of mumps vaccine is required before entering kindergarten.
  • Four doses of polio vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after the 4th birthday. (kindergarten- 12th)
  • Four doses of DTaP vaccine are required, with one dose being administered after the 4th birthday. (kindergarten- 12th)
  • 2 doses of hepatitis A, the first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older.
 
Physical Requirements :
 
 
  • Every student is required to have a Virginia School Health Physical performed within 12 months of school entry.
  • A child that attended preschool and has a Virginia School Health Physical that was done within 12 months of school starting may be allowed to use that physical. If it is older than 12 months (August- August) a new physical is required.
  •  It is vital that you call your child's doctor or health department to make an appointment as soon as possible to ensure your child has an up to date physical and is appropriately immunized for the school year. 
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