COVID-19 Vaccines for 5 Years & Older

Every student aged 5 or older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!

“Up-to-date vaccination” means you have had both shots of a 2-shot vaccine (or had an initial single-dose vaccine) AND have had a booster when eligible.

Student Vaccine Verification

Student vaccination status is not currently required by APS. Starting in February, we will collect voluntary student vaccine information for the Test-to-Stay program and to further support the contact tracing process to reduce any disruption to a student’s education. Families are encouraged to complete student vaccine verification by uploading their documentation and completing the online questionnaire.

Access the vaccine verification portal here
Please ensure you enter an “S” before your student’s ID number to ensure that their record is updated appropriately. 

Families who need support can contact our COVID Response Team at

Vaccine FAQ-click image to load PDF
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Vaccination appointments can be made at nearby pharmacies and clinics, by visiting (, at your pediatrician’s office, or online by visiting VAMS and clicking the “Schedule a Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine appointment” icon or by calling the County’s COVID-19 hotline at 703-228-7999.

APS families who attend Abingdon, Barcroft, Barrett, Campbell, Carlin Springs, Dr. Charles R. Drew, Hoffman-Boston and Randolph elementary schools can get additional help with scheduling their COVID-19 vaccine appointments through Arlington County.

  • Families can call 703-228-2985 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday not including holidays (English or Spanish).
  • Families will need a cell phone that can receive text messages with them at the time of the call for assistance.
  • Staff will verify school of attendance by using a student ID number and demographic information (e.g., address, date of birth, etc.) to verify identity.

Other families who need additional help can call 703-228-7999.

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