Health Department

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.
703-246-2411 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
COVID-19 Vaccines
Important Information and forms

On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.

Required School Vaccines

Schools require immunizations for entry into kindergarten, 7th grade, 12th grade, and when transferring into Fairfax County public schools. Failure to do so may impact a student’s ability to return to school in the fall.

VDH Immunization Schedule

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 2 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. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parents or guardians’ sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine. See: HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention.

The Fairfax County Health Department offers school-required immunizations at the Health Department clinics free of charge by appointment only. 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).

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

Get your child's immunizations up to dateNew! Extended hour clinics are now being offered for school-age children to catch up on their school-required vaccines. Appointments are required.

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

Updated February 2023: See the immunization schedule on the CDC website for a complete list of recommended immunizations and the ages at which they are given. Click on the tables below to see parent-friendly versions of the immunization schedules. COVID-19 vaccines are now included in the list of recommended immunizations.

2023 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years OldRecommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children, Parent-Friendly Version Birth through 6 Years, United States, 2023

2023 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7–18 Years Old 2023 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7–18 Years Old

COVID-19 Vaccines

Everyone six months and older is encouraged to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. 
See the COVID-19 vaccine page for more information.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for everyone 6 months and older. It can be administered at the same time as school vaccinations. While COVID-19 vaccine is not required for school, it will provide protection from the severe illness.


Important Information for Parents

  • Please call for an 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.


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

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