Updated: May 2, 2012
Virginia Department of Health - Division of Immunization
Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street
Phone: (804) 786-6246
Fax: (804) 786-0396
Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start- 3 doses minimum or age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/vaccines)
K-12- Four (4) doses of DTP/DTaP are required for children less than 7 years old. Three (3) doses of tetanus and diphtheria containing vaccines (DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT or Td) are required for children 7 years of age and older.
College, University- Td- Freshman and new enrollees in 4-year public colleges and universities
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||Day Care, Head Start, Kindergarten, Sixth Grade||Day Care, Head Start, K-12 - 3 dose series required for all children born on or after 1/1/94. Two doses of Hepatitis B vaccine is acceptable only if the student was vaccinated with the Merck & Co. brand vaccine RecombivaxTM HB Adult Formulation. RecombivaxTM HB Adult Formulation vaccine is licensed for use in adolescents 11 - 15 years of age as a two-dose series.
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start - Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/vaccines). No vaccine is required after 30 months of age.
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 1 dose after 1st birthday, 2nd dose to be administered prior to K or 1st grade.
College, University- MMR and 2nd dose of measles are required for all freshman and new enrollees in 4-year public colleges and universities
K, 6- 2nd dose of measles is required prior to entry
|Meningococcal||College/University||College/University - All college and university students who live in dorms are required 1 dose or student must sign a waiver or if minor, the waiver must be signed by the parent.|
|Pneumococcal||Preschool||2 doses by 23 months of age. Not required for children older than 59 months (5 years) of age.|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/vaccines)
K-12- 3 doses, last dose after 4th birthday
|Varicella||Day Care, Kindergarten||One dose of varicella (chickenpox) is required for a student younger than 13 years old. Two doses of varicella vaccine are required for a previously unvaccinated student 13 years of age or older. Medical diagnosis of varicella disease is acceptable in lieu of vaccination. Medical diagnosis is documented history of disease provided by a physician or health care provider. Documentation must include month and year. In the absence of documentation a medical provider or local health department may verify immunity via blood test, but revaccination may be more expedient.|