Immunization Requirements for Entry into School

Please visit the Virginia Department of Health Web page.

For additional information, please contact the Division of Immunization at 1-800-568-1929 (in state only) or 804-864-8055.

Documentation of a tuberculosis screening done within the 12 months prior to school entry is required. This document must be signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or local health department official. The document must include verification of a negative risk assessment or the documented results of a tuberculin skin test (TST) done in the United States or at a U.S. installation within the prior 12 months. If the screening indicates a positive TST result, a chest x-ray report and a recent symptom assessment are required.

The Request for Entrance and Health Information form must be completed and submitted to the child’s school. This form is also available at any Arlington school.

Questions can be answered by the nurse at each Arlington Public School or by the Office of School Health at 703-228-1651.