Childhood Immunizations


Vaccinations and information about immunization schedules are available through your health care provider or Fairfax County Health Department clinics.

IMPORTANT: Parents should bring the child's immunization record to the clinic.

Learn About Vaccine Safety.

For Parents: Understanding Vaccines and Their Purpose.

The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.
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Required School Immunizations

Childhood Schedule (Birth to 6 Years Old)

View the Immunization Schedule on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to see the complete list of recommended immunizations and the ages at which they are given.

Infants and Toddlers: Birth - 3 years old
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  • Immunizations may begin shortly after birth.
  • The recommended immunizations are given during your child’s healthcare visits at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 15 months.
  • A child should receive all recommended immunizations by the time he or she is 2 years old.
  • Additional immunizations, called “boosters,” are due after your child turns 4 years old.


Preschool and School Age: 4 - 6 years old
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  • If a child has not already received the necessary boosters required to enroll in kindergarten, now is the time to complete the school requirements.

 

Adolescent Schedule (7 to 18 Years Old)

View the Immunization Schedule on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to see the complete list of recommended immunizations and the ages at which they are given.

Preteens: 11 to 12 years old
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Teenagers: 13 to 18 Years Old
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  • Catch-up immunizations, including boosters, may be recommended for older children. Your health care provider or a Fairfax County Health Department clinic can provide you with more information. .

 

Preteens and teens still need vaccines. Learn more from the CDC.

Learn More

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Virginia Department of Health
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Vaccines for Children Program

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