Physicals and Immunizations
All immunizations must be current and submitted at the time of registration. Enrollment and attendance can be delayed if compliance with immunization requirements is not met.
However, any child whose immunizations are incomplete may be conditionally admitted, if the parent or legal guardian provides documentation at the time of enrollment that the child has received at least one dose of the required immunizations and has a written schedule for completing the remaining doses within 90 days. If the student requires more than two doses of hepatitis B vaccine, the conditional enrollment period shall be 180 calendar days. Also, there are waivers or a conditional enrollment period provided for families who are in the military or who are homeless.
No certificate of immunization is required under the following: a) the parent/legal guardian submits a completed and notarized Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Religious Exemption that the immunizations are contrary to religious tenants or practices (form available at zoned school), or b) medical exemption written statement is provided from a physician or licensed nurse practitioner that, in his/her professional judgment, all or part of the immunization requirements are contraindicated.
DTaP/DTP - A minimum of four doses, with at least one dose on or after the child’s fourth birthday.
Polio - A minimum of four doses, with at least one dose on or after the child’s fourth birthday.
Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) – Two Doses: the first dose must have been at age 12 months or older; the second dose must be administered prior to kindergarten entry but no sooner than one month after the first dose.
Hepatitis B - A series of three vaccines for all students born on or after January 1, 1994. The third dose must not have been given before 24 weeks of age.
Varicella (Chicken Pox) - A minimum of two doses before entering kindergarten and for new enrolling first through tenth grade students unless a history of chickenpox disease or lab tests are provided by a licensed qualified physician or licensed nurse practitioner. The first chickenpox dose must have been administered after 12 months of age.
Tdap (Booster) - For all rising 7th graders and new enrolling eight-12th graders (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).
HPV - For all rising 6th grade girls, at least one dose is required prior to entering 6th grade. Parents and guardians may elect for their child not to receive the HPV vaccine.
Questions and the need for further clarification of immunization requirements may be directed to your zoned school’s nurse.
Health Requirements for School Entry
Preschool – Up-to-date/age-appropriate immunizations and a complete physical within 1 year of entry
Kindergarten – DTaP #4, IPV #4, Hep B #3, MMR #2, Varicella #2
New Enrollees / Kindergarten - 5th grade – Complete physical within 1 year of entry into kindergarten and mandatory immunizations
6th grade – HPV (girls only)
7th grade – Tdap
When and Where to Get Physicals and Immunizations
Don’t wait before it’s too late! Now is the time to make an appointment with your family doctor, local clinic, or health department. (NOTE: Due to COVID-19, limited appointment times are being offered by doctors and the Virginia Department of Health. Please begin scheduling for physicals and immunizations now so that your child’s registration process does not become delayed.)
CMG Pediatric Associates
Granby – (757) 640-0022
Kempsville – (757) 466-6582
CMG Pediatric Specialist
DePaul – (757) 489-3551
Kempsville – (757) 461-6342
Tidewater Pediatric Consultants
Wards Corner Pediatrics
North Shore Pediatrics
Velocity Urgent Care – Physicals only
Little Creek Road – (757) 772-6122
Wards Corner, Granby Street – (757) 702-8101
NowCare/Bayview Urgent Care
Hampton Roads Community Health Consortium (HRCHC)
HRCHC Park Place Medical Center
Granby Street – (757) 533-9108
CHKD General Pediatric Services
CHKD General Academic Pediatrics
Norfolk City Health Department
830 Southampton Avenue
207 East Little Creek Road – Immunizations only