Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location. COVID-19 call center hours are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.

TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Childhood & Required School Immunizations

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Required School Vaccines
Recommended Childhood Vaccines
Important Information


Parents! Now is the time to make sure your child's school-required vaccinations are up-to-date!

Boy wearing a mask giving thumbs up. Text: Get your child's immunizations up-to-date.

Schools require immunizations for entry into kindergarten, 7th grade, 12th grade, and when transferring into Fairfax County public schools. 

Vaccines are available through private physicians, pharmacies, and clinics.


The Health Department also offers school-required immunizations by appointment only for free at the following locations:

  • Annandale District Office 7611 Little River Tnpk., #400-E, Annandale, VA
  • Herndon/Reston District Office 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., #100, Reston, VA
  • Joseph Willard Health Center 3750 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA
  • Mount Vernon District Office 8350 Richmond Hwy., #233 Alexandria, VA
  • Springfield District Office 8136 Old Keene Mill Rd., 1st Fl., #A-100, Springfield, VA

Parents who are unable to bring their child to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic during the work day may send their child with a responsible adult who is over the age of 18 and can give permission for the vaccination on behalf of the parent. 

Please note: everyone ages 2 years and older must wear a mask while inside Health Department clinic sites.


Required School Vaccines

VDH Immunization ScheduleDocumentation of immunization is required for children entering kindergarten, 7th grade, 12th grade, and for new students transferring into schools in Fairfax County. 

Failure to do so may impact a student’s ability to return to school in the fall.

A list of required school immunizations and related forms/documents are available on the Virginia Department of Health website. See the Guide to Required/Recommended Vaccines by Age in English and Spanish

Parents of rising 7th and 12th graders should be aware of the following new requirements effective July 1, 2021:

  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine: The first dose should be administered prior to entering 7th grade. The final dose should be administered prior to entering 12th grade.  For related information, see Vaccine (Shot) for Meningococcal Disease
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine:  A complete series of two doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the 7th grade. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. For related information, see: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention.

The Fairfax County Health Department offers school-required immunizations at the Health Department clinics free of charge. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

At your appointment, bring the following items:

  • The child's immunization record and insurance card to the clinic.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia School Health Form, with Part 1 filled out by the parent or guardian.
  • Health Department forms (see Immunization Forms section below).


COVID-19 Vaccines

The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently available for children and teens 5 to 17 years old. It can be administered at the same time as with school vaccinations. While COVID-19 vaccine is not required for school, it will provide protection from the disease.



Childhood Immunization Schedule (Birth to 18 Years Old)

Protect infants and children with vaccinations early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccinations are available through your health care provider or Fairfax County Health Department clinics

Watch the Spanish-language video Protege la salud de su bebe con las vacunas.

View the immunization schedule on the CDC website to see the complete list of recommended immunizations and the ages at which they are given. Schedule is also provided below.


Important Information for Parents

  • Please call for a appointment
  • Parents should bring the child's immunization record and insurance card to the clinic. If your immunization records are not in English, please seek the assistance of an appropriate translator to translate your record. Without an immunization record in English, your child may need to restart his or her immunization series. How do I find my child's immunization record?

Immunization Forms

Fill out and print the following forms and bring them and your immunization records to your appointment at the Health Department.

If you are unable to print these forms, they will be provided to you at the time of your appointment.


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