Immunization Requirements for Entry into School

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

See the Virginia Department of Health School Minimum Immunization Requirements.

All NEW Students (Pre-K to 12th)

  • *Immunization Records
  • **Tuberculosis (TB) test or screening 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.

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.

SPORTS – Students planning to participate in high school sports must complete a VHSL physical form for high school athletic eligibility and APS Athletic Participation Agreement.

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

QUESTIONS – Please reach out to your School Health Clinic Staff  for any questions about requirements for individual students or for support in making an appointment for a student to receive required vaccines through Arlington County’s Immunization Clinic: Immunization Clinic – Official Website of Arlington County Virginia Government (