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

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

Virginia Childhood Vaccine Schedule. See text version at 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.

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 students entering kindergarten: see requirements and additional information from VDH in English and Spanish
  • Parents of students entering 7th grade: see requirements and additional information from VDH in English and Spanish
  • Parents of students entering 12th grade: see requirements and additional information from VDH in English and Spanish

Where to get a vaccine

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

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 703-246-7100. See below for a list of what to bring to your appointment. 

Back-to-School Immunization Clinics

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

Don't wait, make your appointment today!

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 March 2024: 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. 

2024 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years OldEasy to read guide of childhood vaccines recommendations

2024 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7–18 Years Old Recommended Vaccinations for children 7-18, Parent-Friendly Version Birth through 6 Years, United States, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccines

Everyone six months and older is encouraged to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. A COVID-19 vaccine can be administered at the same time as school vaccinations. While COVID-19 vaccination is not required for school, it will provide protection from the severe illness.


Getting Immunizations at the Health Department

Please call 703-246-7100 for an appointment. Parent's should bring the following items with them to the clinic.

  • Insurance Card
  • The child's immunization record. 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?
  • Fill out and print the following forms. If you are unable to print these forms, they will be provided to you at the time of your appointment.


Additional Resources

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

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